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Hog Producers Should Be on High Alert for Signs of African Swine Fever
   2019-03-21 00:01:00.055
As African Swine Fever spreads through Asia and Eastern Europe, U.S. hog producers are being urged to boost biosecurity measures and watch their herds closely for signs of sickness. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Jack Shere)

Actuality: Common Symptoms in Pigs with African Swine Fever
   2019-03-21 00:00:29.648
Dr. Jack Shere, USDA Chief Veterinarian, listing some of the symptoms pigs can show when infected with African Swine Fever.

Forecasters Warn of a Spring with More Major Flood Events
   2019-03-21 00:01:00.055
Millions of Americans could experience some type of flooding this spring, some of it could be of historic proportions. (Gary Crawford; Mary Erickson, Kevin Low)

Actuality: Areas of Most Concern for Major Flooding
   2019-03-21 00:00:47.595
Kevin Low, with the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center in Kansas City outlining some of the areas most at risk of some major flooding in the next few weeks.

Planting Delays Inevitable this Spring
   2019-03-21 00:01:00.055
Many farmers will have to delay planting this spring, but there is still hope that most fields will get planted. (Gary Crawford; Mary Erickson and Brad Rippey)

Grain Stored in Bins Hit by Flood Waters May not Be a Total Loss
   2019-03-21 00:00:59.506
When flood waters come in contact with grain storage bins, is that grain a total loss? (Gary Crawford and Dr. Aaron Yoder)

Travelers Can Help Keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.
   2019-03-20 00:01:00.055
International travelers are being asked to be part of an effort to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S. (Gary Crawford and Under Sec'y Greg Ibach)

American Wheat Benefits from Brazilian Leader's Visit
   2019-03-20 00:00:59.951
US wheat is one of the beneficiaries of the Brazilian president's trip to Washington. (Stephanie Ho; President Donald Trump; Steve Mercer, US Wheat Associates)

Brazil's Decision to Drop Some Wheat Import Tariffs is Welcomed
   2019-03-20 00:00:59.715
US wheat industry reps are welcoming Brazil's decision to drop some wheat import tariffs. (Stephanie Ho and Steve Mercer, US Wheat Associates)

Ag Issues Resulting from US-Brazil Meeting
   2019-03-20 00:00:59.454
Several ag issues were highlighted in the US-Brazil joint statement issued after Brazil's president visited Washington. (Stephanie Ho and President Donald Trump)

Actuality: The Tariff Situation Affects US Wheat Sales to Brazil
   2019-03-20 00:00:55.353
Steve Mercer, with US Wheat Associates, has a picture of how Brazilian imports of American wheat have been affected by whether or not a tariff rate quota, or TRQ, was in place at the time.

U.S. Ag. Products Could Lose World Market Share over next Decade
   2019-03-20 00:00:58.958
Over the next ten years U.S. agricultural products could lose market share in the global marketplace. Will that mean export sales will decline? (Gary Crawford and David Stallings)

A Glimpse of Farming in the Future
   2019-03-20 00:00:59.951
A recent ag-centric table top exercise proposed looking at the future for farming, and farmers, in the year 2040. (Rod Bain and Brett Sciotto of Aimpoint Research)

What Farmers May Face in Futuristic Focus
   2019-03-20 00:01:00.290
Ag producers in operation in the year 2040 may not recognize some of those programs and tools available to them in the present day. (Rod Bain and Brett Sciotto of Aimpoint Research)

McKinney: Progress Steady in U.S.-China Talks
   2019-03-19 00:01:00.029
The Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs observes that negotiations between our nation and China are advancing at a modest, yet positive pace. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary Ted McKinney)

Beyond "Do No Harm" for Ag in USMCA
   2019-03-19 00:00:59.271
The Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs cites examples of how the recent USMCA trade deal went beyond what the ag industry was asking for in this deal. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary Ted McKinney)


Features

Agriculture USA


What's the Poison Squad, and What Has it Done for You?
   2019-03-19 00:04:59.859
Remember when there were no rules for food safety? On this edition of Agriculture USA Stephanie Ho takes you back a century or so to see how things used to be. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deborah Blum, author of "The Poison Squad." Carmen Rottenberg, Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. (She was Acting USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety at the time of this recording.) Harvey Wiley impersonator.

Consumer Time


Don't Like Borax in Your Food? Thank the Poison Squad.
   2019-03-19 00:03:00.035
If you're glad that there is no borax or formaldehyde in your food, you can thank the Poison Squad. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deborah Blum, author of "The Poison Squad." Carmen Rottenberg. (She was Acting USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety at the time of this recording.) Harvey Wiley impersonator.

More Choices at the Gas Pump?
   2019-03-19 00:03:00.062
Most of us can only find gasoline with the usual 10% ethanol in it, not 15% or higher; But that may slowly be changing. Gary Crawford pumps out this story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Geoff Cooper, Pres. Renewable Fuels Association. Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Mike Lorenz with Sheetz.

Clearing out the Clutter
   2019-03-19 00:02:36.604
So you have parts of your house or work space full of clutter? How do you take care of it? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and retired University of Illinois Extension expert Karen Chan

Millennials--Not Your Traditional Food Shopper
   2019-03-19 00:02:59.591
Members of the so called "millennial" generation are not your traditional food shoppers. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Andrew Harig with the Food Marketing Institute

New App Aims to Provide Clearer Broadband Connectivity Picture
   2019-03-19 00:02:59.957
If you want to find out how fast or slow your internet connection really is, there's a new app to help you. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Nathan Ohle, Rural Community Assistance Partnership.

Agriculture Update


Freezing Temperatures May Have Damaged Crops in the South
   2019-03-19 00:02:07.791
Unusual February warmth followed by an early March cold spell may have hurt some Southern crops. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

We Just Had the Wettest Winter on Record
   2019-03-19 00:02:26.755
It's raining, it's pouring it's snowing -- and we just had the wettest US winter on record. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

The WTO at 25 and Challenges Going Forward
   2019-03-19 00:02:20.303
A senior U.S. trade official says the 25-year-old World Trade Organization is important, but has issues. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

Pre-Planting Anxiety
   2019-03-19 00:02:30.021
Unknowns in the commodity markets, and on the trade front, are making it tough for farmers to make planting decisions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Seth Meyer, USDA Outlook Chairman. Warren Preston, USDA Deputy Chief Economist. Lance Honig with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. President Donald Trump.

Changes Coming in how USDA Forecasts Crop Production
   2019-03-19 00:02:13.982
Starting in August USDA will collect less data to make its crop forecasts. Officials say it won't mean less accuracy. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lance Honig, Chief of the Crops Branch of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.