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Examples of USDA Collaboration in Tribal Food Sovereignty

00:05:00.251 2024-06-11   
The recent National Congress of American Indians provided the Agriculture Secretary opportunity to discuss several of USDA’s recent efforts to advanced increased food sovereignty and self determination in Tribal nations. Rod Bain looks at some of these programs and projects in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

USDA Tribal Focused Efforts Announced

00:02:40.653 2024-06-11   
The Agriculture Secretary recently announced expanded and new projects focused on tribal food and resource management sovereignty. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Support Mechanisms for Wood Innovation Projects

00:02:45.929 2024-06-11   
The umbrella of U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovation efforts includes three grant programs – with recent announcements of funding projects through these entities. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Brian Brashaw of the U.S. Forest Service

What Should You Do When a Tick Puts the Bite on You?

00:02:58.808 2024-06-11   
When a tick forms an attachment to you and puts the bite on you, what should you do about it? Gary Crawford has advice from an expert.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. University of Kentucky Professor Emeritus of Entomology Lee Townsend.

The Tricky Business of Controlling Ants Around the Home

00:03:00.192 2024-06-11   
Controlling ants around the home can be tricky business. Gary Crawford has more---not more ants, just more information.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kait Chapman, University of Nebraska extension insect expert.

Quirky Questions about Cuisine

00:02:42.089 2024-06-11   
We consumers can certainly come up with some interesting and odd questions to ask food experts. Gary Crawford has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University extension food expert, Karen Blakeslee. Classic comedian, Groucho Marx.

USDA H5N1 Response Adds a Pilot Program

00:02:21.244 2024-06-11   
Producers in participating states can enroll in a pilot program connected to continuing response to the H5N1 virus in dairy cows. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

A Specialty Crop Export Program That's Ace (or ASCE)

00:02:27.435 2024-06-11   
USDA's new Assisting Special Crop Exports Initiative (pronounced "Ace") is now accepting program funding applications for efforts to address specific export challenges. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor

A Snapshot of Grassland CRP

00:02:26.468 2024-06-11   
With acreage enrollment underway for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program, USDA’s Farm Service Agency Administrator provides an example of what this looks like at the landowner level. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

* - Grassland CRP sign up takes place through June 28th. - *

Update on Animal Disease Traceability Efforts

00:02:04.238 2024-06-11   
A new final rule amends a decade old regulation on Animal Disease Traceability, allowing for digitally and visually read identification tags for certain cattle and bison. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Alex Turner of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

A Couple of Positive Signs in Latest Ag. Trade Update

00:02:08.208 2024-06-11   
There are at least a couple of positive signs in USDA's latest ag. trade update. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Bart Kenner.
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