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Public Input Helps USDA Develop Hemp Production Rules

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As USDA moves to finalize hemp production rules, many important issues were raised by stakeholders around the country. In this week's Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho looks at what some of the issues are.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Senator Pat Roberts. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. AMS Administrator Bruce Summers. Kate Greenberg, Colorado Ag Commissioner. Eric Wendt, chief science officer, Green Leaf Lab. Angela Kennedy, Seneca Nation of Indians. Mark Scanlan, ICBA. USDA film, Hemp for Victory.

USDA Listening Session Hears a Range of Issues in the Hemp Industry

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As USDA works on developing regulations for industrial hemp, participants at a listening session earlier this year raised a host of concerns. Stephanie Ho reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Bruce Summers, AMS Administrator. Kate Greenberg, Colorado Ag Commissioner. Eric Wendt, chief science officer for Green Leaf Lab. Angela Kennedy, Seneca Nation of Indians. Mark Scanlan, ICBA.

A Food Safety Symphony of Errors

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New studies are showing that many of us are taking a lot of food safety chances in our kitchens. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Chris Bernstein, Director of Food Safety Education with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Labor Day Weekend Grilling Goofs

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Many of us may be ending the summer grilling season on the wrong foot. Gary Crawford talks with an expert about two big grilling goofs.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.

A Symphony of Sweet Potato Nutrition

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Some people think sweet potatoes are chock full of sugar and not a healthy food, but the truth is quite the opposite. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kelly Mciver with the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. Sylvia Clark with the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council.

Watermelon Weddings and Other Melon Mysteries

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Experts are delving into the little-known aspects and mysteries of a hugely popular summertime food. Gary Crawford has the shocking story.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Rachel Schoenian and Chantel Oyi with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Potential of Potential U.S.-Japan Trade Deal for Ag

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With the U.S. and Japan reaching a trade agreement in principle, how might this benefit our nation's ag sector? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Josh Tonsager of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Jim Monroe of the National Pork Producers Council. Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

First Round of Market Facilitation Program Payments is Underway

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The first round of Market Facilitation Program payments is underway. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce.

Farmers Show Interest in Planting Hemp

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Interest in hemp production is high, as USDA prepares nationwide rules and regulations to govern the newly legalized crop. Stephanie Ho has the story.


PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Sarah Walling, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles. Wendy Mosher, New West Genetics. Steve Bevan, GenCanna. Samantha Brunner, North Dakota Ag Commission. Bruce Summers, AMS Administrator.

Wet Winter Has Transitioned to a Dry Summer

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Some parts of the country are suffering from extreme dryness, following a wet winter. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

Preparing for the Fall Calving Season

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What are some of the steps, plans, and tools cow-calf operators should consider and have available as the fall calving season gets underway? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Glenn Selk of Oklahoma State University