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USDA to Focus on Food Loss Reduction Success Stories

USDA is hosting a roundtable to provide examples of success stories of efforts to reduce food loss and waste -- both inside and outside of the country. In this week's Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho focuses on some of those examples, and tells you how to sign up for the virtual session, if you are interested.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Jean Buzby, USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison. Sarah Feteih, San Diego Food System Alliance Program Manager. Josh Kelly, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Section Chief. Todd Lawrence, Urban Green Lab Executive Director.

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Picking Apart Ida's Path and Potential Damages

The former hurricane known as Ida made quite an impact with damages all long its path, including some still being assessed. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Honeybees on the Move

A recent USDA study reveals both honeybee colony movement patterns as well as economic impacts from such transport. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Jennifer Bond

A Legacy for a Sustainable Food System Legend

The nutrition incentive program honoring a former USDA Under Secretary recently awarded grants that expanded focus on systems impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Suzanne Stluka of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Investing in Non-Land Grant University Ag Research.

Colleges and Universities with ag research and extension programs not under the land grant university designation recently received federal grants to continue their innovation and teaching efforts. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Carrie Castille

Americans Are Consuming Growing Amounts of Caffeine

Americans are increasing their consumption of caffeine, but how much is too much? Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Extension Food Scientist and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center for Food Science.

USDA Raises Farm Income Forecast

The farm income picture for farmers is looking better than some had expected. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

USDA Taking Steps to Boost Conservation Reserve Acreage

USDA officials are working to reverse a recent trend of fewer enrollments in the Conservation Reserve Program. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former President Ronald Reagan. Zach Ducheneaux, Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency.

Stakeholder Feedback Means Some Crop Insurance Updates

Various programs within USDA's crop insurance portfolio will receive updates in the coming crop year, thanks to input from producers, policy holders, and stakeholders. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy

A Vaccination Cocktail to Combat Johnes Disease

USDA researchers are developing a new vaccination for a life-threatening intestinal disease in cattle using a variety of bacterial proteins. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. John Bannantine and Judy Stabel of the Infectious Bacterial Disease Research Unit

The Ranchers Role in Federal Land Management

Livestock producers utilize federal lands for grazing, and in turn, provide a needed management benefit to these public lands. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Kaitlynn Glover of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association