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President Trump Optimistic for US-China Talks
   2019-02-19 00:00:57.991
US-China trade talks resume this week in Washington. (Stephanie Ho and President Donald Trump)

Current Winter Storm Bringing Problems for Producers almost Nationwide
   2019-02-19 00:00:58.644
A major winter storm is bringing problems for farmers in almost every part of the country. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) ***This story most appropriate for broadcast on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to early morning Wednesday, Feb. 20)

Actuality: Current Coast to Coast Storm Described
   2019-02-19 00:00:25.129
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, describing the current major storm rolling across the U.S. ***This story most appropriate for broadcast on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to early morning Wednesday, Feb. 20)

Current Winter Storm Will be Followed by another Storm this Weekend
   2019-02-19 00:00:59.559
There no relief in sight from a rash of winter storms. After this current storm moves through, there's another right on its heels. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) ***This story most appropriate for broadcast on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to early morning Wednesday, Feb. 20)

Secretary Perdue To Host Counterparts from Canada, Mexico
   2019-02-19 00:00:59.951
USDA is highlighting ties with Canada and Mexico at this year's Agricultural Outlook Forum. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue)

How Farmers Can Prepare for 2019 Tax Year
   2019-02-19 00:00:59.768
How can ag producers start taking steps now to prepare for next year's federal income tax returns? (Rod Bain and Guido van der Hoeven of North Carolina State University)

U.S. Pulses, India's Price Supports, and WTO Involvement
   2019-02-15 00:00:59.010
The U.S. and Canada have filed a World Trade Organization counternotification on India's market prices supports on some pulse exports, such as chickpeas. (Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Travis Minor)

USDA, HHS Coordinate On Transitional Rural Housing
   2019-02-15 00:00:59.637
USDA and HHS have signed a memorandum of understanding to create more transitional housing for drug addicts in rural communities. (Stephanie Ho and Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development)

Actuality: One Partnership Example for Rural Transitional Housing
   2019-02-15 00:00:41.769
USDA's Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett, describes one example of a partnership in Kentucky to help develop transitional housing for recovering drug addicts.

Broad Services of USDA within Specific Commodities
   2019-02-15 00:01:00.160
The bison industry is one example of how aspects of USDA converge to help producers and supporters of a specific commodity succeed. (Rod Bain and Dave Carter of the National Bison Association)

Actuality: Examples of USDA Efforts with Bison Industry
   2019-02-15 00:00:58.932
Dave Carter of the National Bison Association discusses how his industry and its producers have received help addressing various matters through Agriculture Department agencies and programs.

Care Tips Of Your Valentine Flowers
   2019-02-15 00:00:59.742
How should you take proper care of that bouquet or single flower you receive for Valentines Day? (Rod Bain and Jennifer Schutter of University of Missouri Extension)

Potted Plant Care Tips to Take to Heart
   2019-02-15 00:01:00.029
What should you know about caring for potted plant received as a Valentine's Day gift? (Rod Bain and Jennifer Schutter of University of Missouri Extension)

Some Do's and Do Not's when Working with a Paid Tax Preparer
   2019-02-15 00:00:56.764
An expert says when you are working with a paid tax preparer, there are things you should do to protect yourself. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kentucky State University Extension Financial Expert, Dr. Joanne Bankston.

New Crop Insurance Coverage Product Offers Flexibility
   2019-02-14 00:00:59.820
Spring crop growers can now select the Multi-County Enterprise Unit as part of their crop insurance coverage for acreage in two counties within the same state. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Martin Barbre)

Crop Insurance Sign-Up Deadlines Coming Up
   2019-02-14 00:01:00.342
Farmers should note important sign-up deadlines are coming up in the next few weeks for insurance coverage of spring planted crops. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre)


Features

Agriculture USA


The History and Future of Industrial Hemp in America
   2019-02-19 00:05:00.146
With industrial hemp production now legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, what might this mean for economic opportunity for producers of, and industries connected to, this crop? Some insight comes not just from current markets and products, but a look at history of industrial hemp production in our nation. Rod Bain covers the timeline of industrial hemp and its significance in the U.S. in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Michael Bowman of the National Hemp Association

Consumer Time


Expanding Options and Resources to Expand Rural eConnectivity
   2019-02-19 00:02:52.878
As efforts grow to cover rural America with reliable, affordable eConnectivity, so is the collaborations and technology to do so. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Zack Cikanek of Connect Americans Now. Rural Utilities Service Acting Administrator Bette Brand.

Does it Feel Warmer to You?
   2019-02-19 00:03:00.009
Yearly global temperatures continue to run warmer than the average of the last hundred years. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

You May Qualify for Free In-Person Help with your Taxes
   2019-02-19 00:02:54.184
If you're having trouble trying to figure out your taxes, you may qualify for some free in-person help. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Joanne Bankston, extension economics expert at Kentucky State University. Plus comedians, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

Be Cautious if You Are Using a Paid Tax Preparer
   2019-02-19 00:02:53.531
If you are looking for a tax preparer, one expert says look carefully and choose wisely to avoid being scammed. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Joanne Bankston, Kentucky State University Extension family finance expert. Plus classic comedians, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Groucho Marx and Chico Marx.

Getting a Kick out of Kale
   2019-02-19 00:03:00.062
Kale is catching on with more and more Americans. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson and Hallie Heinzen with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Agriculture Update


USDA's Top Trade Official Has Good Meetings in Brazil, Dominican Republic
   2019-02-19 00:02:39.216
USDA's top trade official says he is cautiously optimistic, following trips to Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Ag Affairs.

Deadline for Spring Crop Insurance Sign-Up Coming Up
   2019-02-19 00:02:24.718
A new endorsement is among the insurance offerings producers will consider as sign-up deadlines for spring crop coverage approaches. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre

Two AgCensus Follow-Up Surveys Taking Place Now
   2019-02-19 00:02:21.374
USDA is collecting information for two different surveys that follow-up up the Census of Agriculture. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Joe Parsons, National Ag Statistics Board Chair. Adam Cline, NASS.

The Versatility and Economic Potential of Industrial Hemp
   2019-02-19 00:02:24.613
With industrial hemp production legalized per the 2018 Farm Bill, what are the potential opportunities for products for consumers and profit for producers? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Michael Bowman of the National Hemp Association

Income Tax Updates for Ag Producers' Consideration
   2019-02-19 00:02:28.662
With updates to federal tax laws in effect for 2018 income tax filings, what are some changes that farmers and ranchers should note? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Guido van der Hoeven of North Carolina State University Extension