Memorial Day is often referred to as “the solemn holiday,” and understandably so. On the last Monday of May, we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally, though, Memorial Day was named Decoration Day by General John A. Logan who, in 1868, called
New trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama were three of Tom Vilsack’s achievements as secretary of agriculture. Here at home, Vilsack facilitated 500 investments in local food infrastructure, including food hubs, processing facilities and distribution networks, connecting farmers and consumers.
By the time January rolls around, farmers have usually purchased 80% of their seed corn and soybeans for the upcoming season. We know this based on the national seed and planting survey Farm Journal conducts with farmers annually.