Skip to main content

Radio News


Perdue Talks with Farmers and Reporters in Georgia about Labor Shortage
   2018-07-13 00:00:58.775
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he hopes for a solution soon to what is becoming a crisis in agriculture--the shortage of legal farm workers. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Actuality: Perdue Talks about Plans To Help Farmers Hurt by Trade Actions
   2018-07-13 00:00:45.479
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue talking with reporters in Tifton, Georgia, about plans to help farmers hurt by trade disputes.

Assessing Actual Farm Losses from Trade Disputes Will Be Difficult
   2018-07-13 00:01:00.055
USDA will have a difficult job figuring out how much of any financial damage farmers are suffering is actually due to trade actions. Those damage figures will be key to any compensation plan for those farmers. (Gary Crawford, Ag. Secretary Sonny Perdue and Carl Zulauf)

Export Opportunities for US Ag Products Under Tariff?
   2018-07-13 00:01:00.003
USDA's July balance sheets indicate there may be export possibilities for ag products currently slapped with tariffs in some markets. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Board Chair Seth Meyer)

New Rice Stocks Estimate Affects US Rice Supply and Demand Forecast
   2018-07-13 00:00:59.768
USDA's latest quarterly rice stocks report plays a role in this month's U.S. rice supply and demand forecast. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

Why the new USDA Soybean Price Forecast Was Lowered.
   2018-07-13 00:01:00.238
It's more than just Chinese tariffs behind USDA's lowering of its soybean price forecast. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

Texas Cotton Abandonment and US Cotton Balance Sheet
   2018-07-13 00:00:59.820
What are the potential impacts on the national cotton situation of expected higher cotton abandonment in the Lone Star State? (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

Larger Projected Crops and Tariffs Taking Toll on Price Prospects
   2018-07-12 00:00:59.846
Tariffs and larger crops could take a toll on prices. (Gary Crawford)

A Pretty Big Change in Cotton Prospects
   2018-07-12 00:01:00.551
USDA has made some significant changes to its forecasts for U.S. cotton. (Gary Crawford)

Tariff Impacts Through USDA Global Commodity Balance Sheet
   2018-07-12 00:00:59.951
USDA's latest global supply and demand estimates reveal how some commodities are being affected by recent export tariffs. (Rod Bain and Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Actuality: Policy and Tariff Assumptions and WASDE
   2018-07-12 00:00:53.942
USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson explains policy regarding inclusion of formally announced and implemented market policy and trade actions in the monthly WASDE reports.

U.S. Ag Export Opportunities via Less Competition
   2018-07-12 00:00:59.820
Lower crop production estimates for some major U.S. ag trade competitors indicates increased export opportunity for some commodities. (Rod Bain and Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Northern Plains Spring and Durum Wheat Crop Rebound
   2018-07-12 00:00:59.846
Drought recovery for a region of the country appears to include significant increases in Spring and Durum wheat crops there from the prior year. (Rod Bain and Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Dairy Product Export and Chinese Tariffs
   2018-07-12 00:01:00.186
USDA has included Chinese tariffs on its latest estimates of U.S. nonfat dry milk and dry whey exports, and their potential impacts. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

Many Unknowns about Foods Made from Animal Cells
   2018-07-12 00:01:00.055
Several food companies are working on making meat products by growing them from animal cells. One challenge is to determine how to regulate them for safety and how to label them. (Gary Crawford, Isha Datar, Peter Licari, Michael Selden, Eric Schulzee, Rhonda Miller and FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb)

USDA Moves To Create Equal/Fair Access to USDA Reports
   2018-07-11 00:01:00.055
Getting access to USDA reports a second sooner than others can create an unfair market advantage worth millions of dollars. So, USDA is taking action to eliminate that advantage and level the playing field for all. (Gary Crawford)


Agriculture USA

Brazilian Agriculture by 2040 - Why the U.S. Is Watching
   2018-07-10 00:04:59.807
Brazil is both a growing farm export competitor with the U.S. and also an agricultural research and market collaborator. But will that relationship change over the next 20 years if the Brazilian ag sector continues to grow at its present rapid pace? On this edition of "Agriculture USA" Rod Bain looks for the answer in findings of a new study. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA Minister Counselor to Brazil Clay Hamilton. Texas A and M University Professor Luis Ribera. Brazilian Ag Economist Daniel Furlan.

Consumer Time

Pacific Northwest Bracing for Unusually Bad Wildfire Season
   2018-07-10 00:02:58.938
The Pacific Northwest could have an unusually bad wildfire season. And it could be bad on a national scale as well. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. Interim Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen. Oregon Congressman Gred Walden. Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

The Role of a USDA Grant Program in Business Survival and Growth
   2018-07-10 00:02:40.809
USDA researchers recently looked at the survival rates and employment growth of businesses receiving Value Added Producer Grants. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Economic researchers Anil Rupasingha and John Pender.

For Tractors, What's in a Color?
   2018-07-10 00:02:51.728
If you feel strongly about which color of tractor is better, keep listening because Stephanie Ho has a story for you. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Peter Liebhold, Smithsonian National Museum of American History curator. Max Armstrong, Ag broadcaster. Richard Fordyce, FSA Administrator.

Want Fresh Raspberries? Grow Them Yourself
   2018-07-10 00:02:59.513
If you like just a little bit of a gardening challenge and you like raspberries, try growing your own raspberries. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kayla Johnson with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Rapid, Raucous Radio Raspberry Raves
   2018-07-10 00:03:00.062
Our appetite for raspberries is growing rapidly. Gary Crawford has this rapid, radio raspberry report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Also entertainer, Justin Timberlake.

Agriculture Update

Brazil as US Ag Export Competitor/Customer in 20 Years
   2018-07-10 00:02:01.469
Brazil's expansion as a global ag producer is expected to continue over the next two decades. How will that affect the U.S.? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Luis Rivera of Texas A and M University's Center for North American Studies.

Soybean Varieties from a Crop Management Perspective
   2018-07-10 00:02:21.505
It's more than crop yield that soybean growers consider when selecting which varieties to plant each year. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Shawn Conley of University of Wisconsin Extension

Farm Level Issues and Considerations for Producers
   2018-07-10 00:02:27.696
While farmers may rely on outside forces like trade talk and markets to make planting decisions, an Extension expert says there are several matters on the farm level to consider as well. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Daren Mueller of Iowa State University

"Grass-Cast" a New Tool for Northern Plains Livestock Producers
   2018-07-10 00:02:23.229
USDA researcher have developed a new grassland-availability forecast model for Northern Plains livestock herds. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Justin Derner of the Agricultural Research Service

Biosecurity Prep and Action for Show Animals
   2018-07-10 00:02:24.927
How can youth showing livestock at local fairs and show events this season prevent their animals from becoming ill and transmitting disease? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Bethany Funnell of Purdue University Extension