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U.S. Trade with China Continues on its Long Roller Coaster Ride

00:05:00.042 2018-06-19   
U.S. trade relations with China continues to be a roller coaster of up's and down's, especially when it comes to agricultural trade. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford focuses in on the past year's wild and sometimes unpredictable events.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Ohio State University analyst, Barry Ward. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Ted McKinney. Classic movie actress, Bette Davis. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Purdue University economist, Chris Hurt. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

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Consumer Time

Showing Hospitality to Wild Bees and Other Pollinators

00:02:56.404 2018-06-19   
***Broadcasters--June 18-24 is National Pollinator Week***

You can lay out the welcome mat at your home for bumble bees and other important pollinators. Gary Crawford has this report on how to do it.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Dolores Savignano with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

National Lender Partnerships and Rural Prosperity

00:02:31.431 2018-06-19   
USDA's Rural Development and lenders, both private and public, continue expanded efforts to support rural economic growth and prosperity. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. Chris Shaffner of CoBank.

A Collaboration In Water Sustainability

00:02:54.524 2018-06-19   
A New Mexico forest watershed serves as an example of how partners come together to improve water quality and sustainability. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Marcus Selig of the National Forest Foundation

Murky Miniscule Micro Green Mysteries

00:03:00.062 2018-06-19   
Tiny atoms can yield tremendous explosive power. Tiny micro greens can yield tremendous flavor. Gary Crawford is at the "micro"phone for this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Toiayna Thompson and Hallie Heinzen, USDA "vegugators". Microgreen farm owner, Mary Ackley. Washington, D.C. chef, Johnny Spero.

A "Nutty" Look At Calories And Nutrition

00:02:57.084 2018-06-19   
Many tree nuts are nutrient dense, but high in fat and calories, leading USDA researchers to study what those calories really offer. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and David Baer of the Agricultural Research Service

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Agriculture Update

Dairy Issues Continue as Bones of Contention between U.S./Canada

00:02:25.893 2018-06-19   
The top agricultural leaders of the U.S. and Canada continue to talk, but has there been any change in their stances on trade? Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Canada's Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay.

USDA Trade Mission Spurs US Agri-Biz Deals in Japan

00:02:29.681 2018-06-19   
USDA led the largest-ever delegation of American agri-biz reps to a meet-and-greet in one of our most important trading partners -- Japan. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.

A Little More Upbeat Outlook for U.S. Corn

00:02:29.733 2018-06-19   
The latest forecasts from the USDA show a little bit brighter outlook for U.S. corn growers. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer, Chairman of USDA's Outlook Board.

Livestock Related Disaster Assistance Programs Accepting Applications

00:02:29.760 2018-06-19   
Local Farm Service Agency offices are taking applications from livestock, honey bee, and farm-raised fish producers who suffered natural disaster related losses. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Acting Deputy Administrator Brad Karmen

Areas Of Potential Drought Concern

00:02:29.551 2018-06-19   
Three regions of the country started June with growing dryness, but with the seasonal transition to summer, do drought concerns in those areas continue? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey
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