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Perdue: Chemically Washed Chicken Safe for E.U. Marketplace
   2020-01-28 00:00:59.324
The Agriculture Secretary says the European Union's policy that bans poultry exports chemically washed to prevent pathogens is not based on sound science. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Commonalities Between U.S. and E.U. Ag Producers
   2020-01-28 00:00:59.846
The Agriculture Secretary says visits with European farmers this week reveals how much they have in common with their counterparts in our country. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

NRCS and 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report
   2020-01-28 00:00:59.506
The head of the Natural Resources Conservation Service updated a House Ag subcommittee on progress in implementing programs connected to the 2018 Farm Bill. (Rod Bain and NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr)

General CRP Acreage Enrollment Deadline is Approaching
   2020-01-28 00:00:59.637
Two Stormy Areas of Country This Week
   2020-01-28 00:00:58.749
There will be two stormy areas of the country this week -- which is good news for winter wheat and the northwestern snowpack. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Snowpack is Doing Well in Many NW States, Except California
   2020-01-28 00:01:00.029
What's the snowpack situation in the Pacific Northwest? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Did the National Weather Service Call it Right for This Winter?
   2020-01-28 00:00:57.129
Did the National Weather Service call it right, in terms of temperatures for this winter? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Milder Winter Weather has Agricultural Implications
   2020-01-28 00:00:58.096
Milder temperatures this winter have agricultural implications. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Peaches Need to Get Enough "Chill" Time
   2020-01-28 00:00:57.965
Everything needs some time to chill out -- even peaches. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

In Winter or Summer, Crops Need Varied Temperatures
   2020-01-28 00:00:58.801
Whether it is summer or winter, crops need the right temperatures at the right times. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: National Weather Outlook for Feb 4 - 10
   2020-01-28 00:00:48.326
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the National Weather Service outlook for February 4th through 10th.

U.S. Looking to "Reset" Ag. Trade Relationship with the EU
   2020-01-27 00:01:00.055
With trade agreements nearly wrapped up with China, Canada, Mexico and Japan, U.S. agricultural and trade officials are now looking to the European Union. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Perdue Says EU's Anti-Technology Ag. Policies Could Hurt EU Farmers
   2020-01-27 00:00:59.193
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Europe this week giving his opinions on the EU's agricultural and trade policies. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Actuality: EU Leaders Face Conflict between New Ag. Tech and their Electorate
   2020-01-27 00:00:30.040
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is telling a media round table in Brussels that he thinks many EU lawmakers want to see food safety issues decided by sound science, but those same lawmakers also have to please the voters who elected them.

Growing e15 Fuel Availability
   2020-01-27 00:00:59.219
Establishing year-round availability of e15 fuel at the pumps was just the latest step to encourage more retailers offering this product, and more consumers demanding it. (Rod Bain. Geoff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association. Mike O'Brien of Growth Energy.)

Educating Retailers about e15
   2020-01-27 00:01:00.107
Biofuel industry representatives continue educational efforts with retail outlets about e15 ethanol-blended-fuels. (Rod Bain and Brian Jennings of the American Coalition for Ethanol.)


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Features

Agriculture USA


A Pear for Punishment
   2020-01-28 00:05:00.042
Have you ever eaten a fresh pear? Many of us would answer no, but the nation's pear growers are trying to change that. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford takes a look at new efforts to educate us about pears and increase lackluster consumption of pears. ***Listener warning: This show contains 8 pear puns. Listener discretion is advised.**** PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Bob Catinella and Neil Fergurson with USA Pears, Pear Bureau Northwest. Also classic comedian Rodney Dangerfield.

Consumer Time


Why Is a National Soil Data Network Important?
   2020-01-28 00:03:00.035
Soil scientists brought together by USDA agree that a national soil data network is not only important, it's an achievable goal. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. William Hohenstein, Office of the Chief Economist. USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey. Mary Podoll, acting deputy chief of the NRCS's Soil Survey and Resource Assessment office.

Some Food Price Oscars
   2020-01-28 00:03:00.062
To get us in the mood for the upcoming movie Oscars, Gary Crawford has this report on some unusual achievements in food prices that we saw in 2019. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist Gianna Short.

Innovative Program Takes Aim at Rural Opioid Crisis
   2020-01-28 00:02:59.957
An innovative program takes aim at the opioid crisis in rural communities. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Nathan Ohle, Rural Community Assistance Partnership CEO.

Your Super Bowl Party Food Safety Practices Under Further Review
   2020-01-28 00:02:59.461
The lack of a good defensive safety can cost a football team dearly. So can the lack of good food safety at your Super Bowl party. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service's Meat and Poultry Hotline. ***Broadcasters, USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) Listeners can also chat live at ask.usda.gov from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. ***

A Pair of Pear Promoters
   2020-01-28 00:03:00.062
Have you ever eaten a fresh pear? Many of us would answer no, but the nation's pear growers are trying to change that. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Bob Catinella and Neil Fergurson with USA Pears, Pear Bureau Northwest.

Agriculture Update


Aspects Beyond the Numbers of U.S.-China Trade Deal
   2020-01-28 00:02:06.955
What are some of the significant details of phase one of a U.S.-China trade agreement beyond China's ag goods purchase commitment? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Sonny Perdue. Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative's Office Gregg Doud.

Progress on Creating a Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank
   2020-01-28 00:02:29.394
With money from the Farm Bill USDA is making progress on creating a vaccine bank against Foot and Mouth Disease. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Dr. Sarah Tomlinson with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Livestock industry experts, Craig Uden, Carl Wittenburg, Bob Buchholz and David Herring. Plus classic entertainer, Eddie Cantor.

Ag Perspective of Navigable Waters Protection Rule
   2020-01-28 00:02:29.916
How does the ag sector believe a recently introduced rule improve upon the regulation it replaces - the "Waters of the U.S." provision within the Clean Water Act? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Veronica Nigh of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Ag Trade Diversification through Developing Markets
   2020-01-28 00:02:21.008
U.S. farm and food exporters and commodity organizations continue to expand their efforts to diversify their export markets and are doing so in a variety of ways. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Veronica Nigh of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Joe Schuele of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Wayne Gale of the American Seed Trade Association.

"Pear"ity for Pear Producers
   2020-01-28 00:02:30.047
The nation's pear producers are working hard to improve stagnant demand and put pears on the shopping lists of more consumers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bob Catinella, with USA Pears/Pear Bureau Northwest.