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Food Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Nominee Announced
   2022-05-16 00:00:59.454
The President has announced his nomination to fill the Under Secretary's position in the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services mission area. (Rod Bain and Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean)

Emergency Relief Program to Soon Provide Payments to Producers
   2022-05-16 00:00:59.977
The first tranche of money to producers eligible under a new USDA disaster relief program will soon be sent out. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Vilsack on Emergency Relief Program
   2022-05-16 00:00:47.229
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses USDA's new Emergency Relief Program to be operated through the Farm Service Agency.

High Corn Prices Could Linger Beyond the Fall Harvest
   2022-05-16 00:00:53.760
U.S. corn growers can probably expect prices to keep edging up from now through the fall harvest. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman)

U.S. Wheat Prices Likely to Keep Climbing over the Next Year
   2022-05-16 00:01:00.107
USDA has just made its first forecast for U.S. wheat production and prices for the next marketing year. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman)

More Help for Growers Transitioning to Organic Production
   2022-05-16 00:01:00.107
The sign-up period is open for two USDA programs that help growers defray some of the costs of transitioning to organic production. (Gary Crawford and Zach Ducheneaux. Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency)

Actuality: Two Organic Transition Cost Share Programs Briefly Explained
   2022-05-16 00:00:30.537
Zach Ducheneaux, Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency, with a brief description of the two organic transition cost share programs that are now available for signup.

Vilsack Updates on USMCA Dairy Challenges with Canada
   2022-05-16 00:00:59.402
The Agriculture Secretary shared his conversation with his Canadian counterpart this weekend regarding dairy tariff rate quota disputes within the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Vilsack on G7, Ukrainian Crisis, and Food Security Issues.
   2022-05-16 00:00:59.715
The Agriculture Secretary Monday discussed a communique issued by the G7 ministers about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its impacts on food security. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Another Plunge in Condition Ratings for Winter Wheat
   2022-05-16 00:00:59.898
Another week--another drop in winter wheat conditioni ratings. (Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: A Look at the Pace of Winter Wheat Heading
   2022-05-16 00:00:32.026
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with a look at winter wheat heading progress.

Actuality: Spring Wheat Planting Progress
   2022-05-16 00:00:39.183
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with a look at spring wheat planting progress over this past week.

Corn/Soybean Growers Still Playing Catch-Up on Planting
   2022-05-16 00:00:57.025
Corn and soybean growers are still playing catch-up on planting. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.)

Deadline Approaches for USDA Ag Trade Mission Application
   2022-05-13 00:00:59.924
* - STATIONS: Please do not air this story after COB on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 - * May 18th is the deadline for parties interested in participating in USDA's summer Ag Trade Mission to the Philippines to get their applications in. (Rod Bain and Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Mark Slupek)

Actuality: U.S. Ag Trade Mission Itinerary
   2022-05-13 00:00:56.372
Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Mark Slupek discusses the example of itineraries used in USDA-led agricultural trade missions, including the July 18th - 21st mission to the Philippines.

Actuality: Philippines Potential as a U.S. Ag Trade Market
   2022-05-13 00:00:57.364
Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Mark Slupek explains the economic growth of the Philippines and its potential to expand as an importer of U.S. farm and food goods.


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Features

Agriculture USA


Food and the Project to End Cancer
   2022-05-10 00:05:00.329
Part of the battle to end cancer may be fought on our dinner tables. Gary Crawford has more on this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Former President John F. Kennedy. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. University of North Dakota Professor Dr. Donald Warne. Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong.

Consumer Time


Food and the President's Cancer Moonshot
   2022-05-10 00:03:00.349
Part of the battle to end cancer may be fought on our dinner tables and in our restaurants. Gary Crawford has this report.+ PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Former President John F. Kennedy. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. University of North Dakota Professor Dr. Donald Warne. Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong.

Presenting the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate
   2022-05-10 00:02:59.696
The latest recipient of the World Food Prize, known as the "Nobel Prize of Agriculture", was recently announced in ceremonies at the State Department. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. World Food Prize President Barbara Stinson. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Under Secretary of State Under Secretary of State Jose Fernandez

Climate Smart Investments in Rural Infrastructure
   2022-05-10 00:02:30.569
Grants covering rural infrastructure efficiencies and climate smart improvements in areas such as energy and water and waste disposal were recently announced by the Agriculture Department. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small. Minnesota State Rural Development Director Colleen Landkamer. North Carolina State Rural Development Director Reginald Speight.

Summer Outlook of U.S. Wildfire Threats
   2022-05-10 00:02:43.787
What is the forecast for the next four months regarding wildfire activity in the nation, and particularly West of the Mississippi River? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. National Interagency Fire Center meteorologist Jim Wallmann.

The Start of the Farmers Market Season
   2022-05-10 00:02:36.525
The recent opening of USDA's Farmers Market for the year is a reminder that local and regional Farmers Markets are now or will be available for their customers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt. Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh.

Agriculture Update


E15 Blended Fuels Available This Summer.
   2022-05-10 00:02:09.175
The law banning e15 blended fuels to be sold in the summer months has been waived via emergency, but what does this mean for both consumers and producers? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. President Joe Biden. Chris Bliley of Growth Energy. Jaden Mullendore of the Renewable Fuels Association.

A Remarkable Report on U.S. Agricultural Trade
   2022-05-10 00:02:17.299
The USDA's latest report on U.S. agricultural trade has some remarkable numbers. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Bart Kenner.

APHIS Response Efforts in HPAI Outbreak
   2022-05-10 00:02:07.111
Increased response efforts against the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in our nation is behind a recent funding resource for a USDA agency. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Veterinarian Rosemary Sifford

Concerning Pasture and Rangeland Conditions Heading Towards Summer
   2022-05-10 00:02:26.651
The first USDA pasture and rangeland condition report for this year reveals the impacts of long-term drought in parts of the country. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

SAFE Initiative Proposals Now Being Accepted
   2022-05-10 00:02:10.298
New and modified practices are included for consideration of proposals being submitted for the Farm Service Agency's State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement initiative. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Secretary Scott Marlow