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Transforming Trash to Treasure

00:05:00.120 2021-03-02   
Some innovative entrepreneurs are making new food and drink products from materials that up to now have been considered waste. Gary Crawford has two examples on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Tara McHugh, USDA scientist. Timothy Childs, founder of Treasure8. Dan Kurzrock, Chief Grain Officer of Regrained. Classic cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker.

What are Some Items at Top of Ag Secretary's Agenda?

00:02:59.983 2021-03-02   
What are some of the items at the top of the Ag Secretary's agenda? Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Ag Secretary Returns to USDA With Greater Appreciation for Trade

00:02:59.983 2021-03-02   
USDA's returning Secretary of Agriculture is returning to the agency with a greater appreciation for issues like trade. Stephanie Ho reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Clarifying E-Commerce Rules Regarding Seed Sales

00:02:29.864 2021-03-02   
Recent USDA efforts to clarify import-export regulations of plant materials and seeds via e-commerce has its roots in the arrival of unsolicited seeds to citizens last year. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy

Food Treasures Made from Food Waste

00:02:57.449 2021-03-02   
Some new food technology can help solve the problem of large amounts of food being wasted? Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Tara McHugh with USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Timothy Childs, Founder of Treasure8.

Bad Mouthing that Tax Refund

00:03:00.114 2021-03-02   
While you may love getting a tax refund, most financial advisors say it's not a great idea. Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension tax expert, Susie Latta. Classic comedians, Groucho and Chico Marx.

USDA Collecting Data for Upcoming Prospective Plantings Report

00:02:27.461 2021-03-02   
We will soon have a better idea of the spring planting plans of U.S. farmers. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. Lance Honig of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service

Will Farm Bankruptcies Drop Again in 2021?

00:02:20.904 2021-03-02   
Farm bankruptcies dropped in 2019, but experts say it's difficult to predict what will happen this year. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Carrie Litkowski and Nathan Kauffman with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Revised Cotton Outlook for the New Marketing Year

00:02:08.235 2021-03-02   
USDA recently updated its estimates for the domestic and world cotton balance sheet for the 2021-2022 marketing year. Rod Bain reports

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and economist Stephen MacDonald

A Unique Alliance in Climate Smart Ag Efforts

00:02:25.658 2021-03-02   
A coalition of farm and environmental groups among others have joined to address climate concerns and promote climate smart agriculture. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Coalition of Farmers Cooperatives CEO Chuck Conner. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. National Farmers Union President Rob Larew.

The Role of Innovation in Sustainable Agriculture

00:02:25.319 2021-03-02   
Creating more sustainable, production, and profitable forms of agriculture will require continued development and practice of innovations and technologies producers can use. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ernie Shea of Solutions from the Land
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