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USDA Ramping up Border Screenings To Keep African Swine Fever out of U.S.
   2018-10-22 00:01:00.055
While the USDA is working with U.S. pork producers to increase biosecurity efforts and vigilance for signs of African Swine Fever, the USDA is also doing all it can to keep the African Swine Fever virus out of the U.S. in the first place. (Gary Crawford and Under Secretary Greg Ibach)

Actuality: USDA Working with Swine Industry on African Swine Fever Concerns
   2018-10-22 00:00:34.768
Greg Ibach, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, talking about efforts to coordinate with the swine industry on African Swine Fever issues.

A Major U.S. Cotton Pest Declared Eliminated
   2018-10-19 00:01:00.107
Over a century of effort to eliminate the threat of pink bollworm to U.S. cotton growers has paid off with a declaration from the Agriculture Secretary Friday. (Rod Bain. Secretary Sonny Perdue. National Cotton Council President Gary Adams.)

Actuality: The Path to Pink Bollworm Elimination
   2018-10-19 00:00:49.658
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue explains the decades-long infestation of pink bollworm to Western U.S. cotton crops, and the partnership and their efforts to eliminate this pest from all domestic cotton-growing areas.

Laureates Awarded 2018 World Food Prize
   2018-10-19 00:01:00.290
Two scientists from Great Britain were honored for their efforts in global food policy and child nutrition as the latest recipients of the World Food Prize. (Rod Bain. Dr. Lawrence Haddad. Dr. David Nabarro.)

Examples of USDA Efforts to Address Global Food Security
   2018-10-19 00:00:59.115
A mixture of education, training, and feeding programs are among the efforts the Agriculture Department makes to help improve food security around the world. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney)

September Feedlot Placements Lower than Expected
   2018-10-19 00:00:57.129
There were some unexpected twists and turns in the latest USDA Cattle on Feed report. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam)

Actuality: Key Numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed Report
   2018-10-19 00:00:31.869
Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, with some of the key numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed Report.

"EQIP"ing Some Georgia Farmers Impacted by Michael
   2018-10-19 00:00:59.689
A special sign-up of a Natural Resources Conservation Program is underway for eligible Georgia producers who suffered livestock and poultry losses from Hurricane Michael. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey)

What Did Recent Rains and Floods Do to North Carolina Sweet Potatoes?
   2018-10-19 00:01:00.055
North Carolina's sweet potato growers are still trying to assess the damage from recent rains and floods in that state. (Gary Crawford and Kay Rentzel)

Latest Winter Weather Forecast Has Implications for Agriculture
   2018-10-19 00:00:59.794
If the latest winter weather forecast pans out, it could have important implications for agriculture. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)

Actuality: An Overview of Latest Winter Weather Forecast
   2018-10-19 00:00:41.456
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with an overview of the latest winter weather outlook.

World Food Prize Week and USDA Connections
   2018-10-18 00:01:00.029
Several current and former Agriculture Department officials and scientists are participating in events connected to this week's World Food Prize celebration and Normal Borlaug Dialogue. (Rod Bain. Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. Acting Deputy Under Secretary Chavonda Jacobs-Young)

Perdue Looks Forward to Upcoming Trade Negotiations
   2018-10-18 00:00:59.402
The Agriculture Secretary expressed his pleasure that the U.S. will soon enter negotiations with major trade partners Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Perdue Celebrates National School Lunch Week
   2018-10-18 00:00:59.324
The Agriculture Secretary spent his Thursday lunch time enjoying a meal and a visit at a local school as part of National School Lunch Week. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Continued Joint Efforts to Reduce Food Waste
   2018-10-18 00:01:00.029
Three federal agencies, including the Agriculture Department, pledged to continue work to reduce food waste by fifty per cent in our country by the year 2030. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)


Agriculture USA

USDA Has Many Resources to Help Hurricane-Stricken Ag Producers
   2018-10-16 00:04:59.859
As residents in the southeastern United States dig out from Hurricane Michael, USDA has a range of programs to help with recovery. In this edition of Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho examines some of the programs, which cover a wide range of different situations and needs. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Vice President Mike Pence. USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. US Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen.

Consumer Time

The New Chief of the Forest Service
   2018-10-16 00:02:30.177
An over thirty-year career for a former state forester has come to a pinnacle with her appointment as the 19th U.S. Forest Service Chief. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen.

Some Help for Travelers Coming into the U.S. from other Countries
   2018-10-16 00:02:56.326
It can be confusing for international travelers to know what they can't bring into the U.S. But there is some help available. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Hallie Zimmers with the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

USDA's Rural Innovation Center Celebrates First Anniversary
   2018-10-16 00:02:17.952
What have been some of the achievements of USDA's Innovation Center for rural communities? Stephanie Ho tells you what some of them are. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA's Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett.

Extension Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
   2018-10-16 00:02:37.518
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Cooperative Extension are part of the resource connection to help grandparents raising their grandchildren. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Caroline Crocoll of USDA - NIFA

Watermelon Year-Round (Including Halloween)
   2018-10-16 00:02:46.217
Efforts by the watermelon industry has led to enjoyment of this fruit not only all throughout the year, but in various ways as well. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jesse Wiggins and Mark Arney of the Watermelon Promotion Board

Agriculture Update

USDA Pitches in to Help with Hurricane Recovery Efforts
   2018-10-16 00:02:29.968
USDA officials and Vice President Mike Pence discuss ways the agency can help people in hurricane-stricken areas recover. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Vice President Mike Pence. USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey. US Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen.

Records Galore for 2018 Corn and Bean Crops?
   2018-10-16 00:02:06.667
If current forecast for this year's U.S. corn and soybean crops hold up, it will translate into records for each in numerous categories. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston

A Rebound in Sight for Florida Citrus Crops
   2018-10-16 00:02:29.159
Production forecasts for Florida citrus crops like oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines show a significant increase from the previous year. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mark Hudson of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service

User-Friendly Update to Soil Tools Web Page
   2018-10-16 00:02:24.169
A re-design of a USDA web page dedicated to providing landowners and conservationists soil tools should make information easier to access. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Drew Kinney of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service

Mastitis Susceptibility Test Developed for Dairy Cows
   2018-10-16 00:02:12.545
A new blood test gives dairy producers a better idea if their cows could contract bovine mastitis, and perhaps time to help prevent this disease. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Gerd Bobe of Oregon State University