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Perdue Says when US/China Trade Talks Resume Is up to China
   2018-11-13 00:00:58.932
U.S. Agriculture Secretary says it's up to China as to if, or when, U.S./China trade negotiations might resume. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

New Jersey Farmers Share One Problem with others--Finding Enough Workers
   2018-11-13 00:01:00.003
Secretary Perdue heard a lot from New Jersey farmers about the labor shortage. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Actuality: Perdue Visits Farmers in New Jersey
   2018-11-13 00:00:23.771
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in New Jersey talking with reporters about some of the issues farmers in that state have.

Actuality: Perdue Optimistic for Farm Bill by End of Year
   2018-11-13 00:00:17.763
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue telling reporters in New Jersey that he's still optimistic that a farm bill will be passed before the end of the year.

Wheat Export Pace Expected to Accelerate Later in Marketing Year
   2018-11-13 00:00:52.871
U.S. wheat growers will see exports and prices climb during this marketing year. (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer)

Actuality: Australian Wheat Crop Hit Hard by Drought
   2018-11-13 00:00:21.551
Seth Meyer, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, saying his group has cut its forecast for Australia's wheat crop by 36.7 million bushels down to 643 million bushels. That would be 18% less than last season.

A Better Price Outlook for Corn
   2018-11-13 00:01:00.055
The demand for U.S. corn will grow this marketing year, bringing stocks down. That could mean a boost in price prospects. (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer)

You Find a Turkey That's Been in the Freezer for Years. Is it Safe to Eat?
   2018-11-13 00:01:00.081
You suddenly unearth in your freezer a turkey that's been in there for several years. Can you safely eat that turkey? (Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely)

Soybean Harvest is Behind Average and Last Year's Pace
   2018-11-13 00:00:50.050
The nation's soybean harvest is slower than the corn harvest. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Rain Causing Cotton Harvest Delays
   2018-11-13 00:00:57.652
The cotton harvest is delayed. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Winter Wheat -- Sluggish Planting, Sluggish Emergence
   2018-11-13 00:00:59.951
Winter wheat planting is sluggish, while there's a slight bump in the condition rating.(Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: The Latest on Sorghum
   2018-11-13 00:00:31.007
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest on the nation's sorghum crop.

Actuality: What's the Latest on the Nation's Sunflower Crop?
   2018-11-13 00:00:29.596
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, points out just how far behind the nation's sunflower harvest is.

Actuality: Winter Wheat Emergence is Sluggish
   2018-11-13 00:00:43.284
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says cold weather is not helping winter wheat.

Tight Timeline for Final Rule on E-15 Gasoline
   2018-11-09 00:00:59.088
The EPA timeline to finalize a rule for ethanol-blended gasoline before next summer is going to be a tight one. (Stephanie Ho, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Renewable Fuels Association President Geoff Cooper)

Some Gasoline Retailers Commit to Expanding E-15 Offerings
   2018-11-09 00:00:59.846
If E-15 becomes a year-round thing, some gas retailers are indicating they would be willing to offer it to their consumers. (Stephanie Ho, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Renewable Fuels Association President Geoff Cooper)


Agriculture USA

Creating Cranberry Considerations for your Cranium
   2018-11-13 00:05:00.251
Products created with cranberries are becoming increasingly creative in order to create consumers. And just as crazy are some of the tidbits about this growing in popularity product. Rod Bain talks with experts about some cranberry considerations in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA "vegucator" Kayla Johnson. Karen Cahill of the Cranberry Marketing Committee.

Consumer Time

Cranberry Industry Poised to Stake New Territory
   2018-11-13 00:02:50.031
Yes, it's a Thanksgiving dinner staple, but growers and handlers of cranberries are pushing to expand consumption year-round, and all over the world. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Karen Cahill of the Cranberry Marketing Committee

Another Year of Lower Costs for that Thanksgiving Meal
   2018-11-13 00:02:49.464
Will your Thanksgiving meal cost more than last year? Gary Crawford has the answer from the experts. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam. USDA retail price economist, Annemarie Kuhns.

It's Sweet Potato Time
   2018-11-13 00:03:00.062
Besides turkey, there's one other food that really comes to the top of the holiday meal menu. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Kay Rentzel with the U.S. Sweet Potato Council.

Turkey Thawing Thoughts
   2018-11-13 00:02:57.475
If you are going to buy and cook a frozen turkey this Thanksgiving, you may need to plan ahead for the thawing process. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.

Turkey Fowl-ups and Foolishness Part Two
   2018-11-13 00:02:59.644
For some folks preparing the Thanksgiving turkey is a breeze, but others may have a more interesting time with that turkey. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Marianne Gravely with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline. (1-888-MPHOTLINE)

Agriculture Update

U.S. Ag. Trade Mission to Korea Racks up Sales, but Trade Issues Remain
   2018-11-13 00:02:25.397
The more than 50 representatives of U.S. food and agriculture businesses are back from a successful trade mission to South Korea. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ken Isley, Administrator of USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service.

Fiscal Year 2018 a "Good" Year for U.S. Agricultural Exports
   2018-11-13 00:02:28.532
How did U.S. agricultural trade fare in the 2018 fiscal year just ended? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA trade economist, Bryce Cooke. Plus...a little bit of Sinatra.

Rural Economic Development Initiative Helps Plan for Success
   2018-11-13 00:02:29.054
USDA is working to help rural communities plan for success -- including helping them identify what assets they have that they can take advantage of. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development. Nathan Ohle, Rural Community Assistance Partnership executive director.

Checkoff Groups Promoting Sustainability Efforts
   2018-11-13 00:02:01.991
Three commodity promotion and research boards are joining forces to advance producer sustainability efforts across agriculture. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Bill Even of the National Pork Board. Lewis Bainbridge of the United Soybean Board. Lynn Chrisp of the National Corn Growers Association.

Chilly Temperatures Hurt Winter Wheat Development
   2018-11-13 00:01:42.765
Cold weather will have a negative effect on winter wheat development. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.