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The Certainty of U.S. Ag Trade Resumption and Expansion

00:04:59.964 2020-01-21   
Certainly, certainty has been the chief desire of our nation's ag sector after recent trade disruptions with major markets. Now with new agreements with these trading partners, plus continuing diversification of export markets, it appears U.S. farmers and ranchers could see an increased level of certainty in 2020 and beyond. Rod Bain looks at the potential of ag trade certainty going forward in this edition of "Agriculture USA".

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jon Doggett of the National Corn Growers Association. President Donald Trump. Randy Gordon of the National Grain and Feed Association. Professional wrestler Sting. U.S. Trade Representative's Office Chief Ag Negotiator Gregg Doud. Marty Smith of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Interpreter of Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. World Agricultural Outlook Board Acting Chair Mark Jekanowski. Joe Schuele of the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

Many of us are Surprisingly Ignorant about Managing our Money

00:03:00.088 2020-01-21   
An expert says most of us are incredibly ignorant about managing our money. But in this case ignorance is not bliss. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ohio State University Extension financial expert, Susan Colbert.

The Many Forms of Food Power

00:02:58.285 2020-01-21   
Food has the power to change our personal health, but one famous chef says food also can change lives on a larger scale. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Chef Jose Andres.

Last Call for Applicants to a USDA College Scholarship Program

00:02:59.957 2020-01-21   
USDA offers a college scholarship that not only pays for room, board and tuition, it also could lead to a USDA job afterwards. If that sounds interesting, time is running out to find out more information. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Michael Brown, Forest Service IT specialist. LaTeese Edwards, Forest Service IT specialist.

**EDS: The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020.**

Growing Old Gracefully - and Healthy - Requires Proper Nutrition

00:02:37.962 2020-01-21   
Older Americans must consider proper nutrition and diet in their quest to age successfully, according to an Extension expert. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Leatta Byrd of Michigan State University Extension

The Special Qualities of Clothing Made with Alpaca Fiber

00:03:00.062 2020-01-21   
If you own any clothing made from alpaca fiber, those items have unique qualities besides coming from a unique animal. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. MaryJane Cathers, owner of Sacred Acres Farm in Virginia. Diana Bullock, alpaca rescuer.

The Long Road to a China Trade Agreement

00:02:24.117 2020-01-21   
After an almost two-year skirmish, we finally have a trade deal with China. What is the result for agriculture? Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Zippy Duvall, President American Farm Bureau Federation. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

How USMCA Benefits U.S. Ag Sector

00:02:20.695 2020-01-21   
Our nation's ag and food producers await implementation of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and in turn, the benefits to their industry once it takes effect. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Jon Doggett of the National Corn Growers Association. Rob Larew of the National Farmers Union. Former Agriculture Secretary and C.E.O. of the U.S. Dairy Export Council Tom Vilsack. Tim Trotter of EDGE Dairy Cooperative. U.S. Senators Charles Grassely (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). U.S. Trade Representative's Office Chief Ag Negotiator Gregg Doud.

Signup Deadline for Farm Safety Net Programs Fast Approaching

00:02:30.047 2020-01-21   
The deadline to enroll in the USDA's ARC and PLC farm safety net programs is fast approaching. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Richard Fordyce, Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency.

USDA Expects Brazil to Produce More Soybeans Than the United States

00:02:29.942 2020-01-21   
USDA is expecting Brazil to surpass the United States in soybean production. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Mark Jekanowski, Acting World Ag Outlook Board Chair

Ag Impacts from Australian Natural Disasters

00:02:18.161 2020-01-21   
A country consumed by long-term drought and wildfire activity continues what may be an ongoing count of crop and livestock damages. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA meteorologist Harlan Shannon. USDA grains analyst Bill Chambers. USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam.
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