USDA Secretary to Visit VT

Published 08/26 2014 02:59PM

Updated 08/26 2014 03:00PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday.

A press release says funding related to improving water quality through conservation-related practices on Vermont farms will be announced.

Secreatry Vilsack will be joined by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and other Vermont leaders at the ECHO center in Burlington, Vt.

The Dairy Margin Insurance Program will also be announced. That was created in the 2014 Farm Bill.

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