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Building a More Resilient Beef Supply Chain

Shocks to the U.S. beef supply chain the past two years has led to discussions and study on how to improve resiliency throughout the system. Rod Bain and economic experts of the livestock sector look at ways that supply disruptions can be minimized, and product availability is not reduced, in this edition of "Agriculture USA".

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Keri Jacobs of University of Missouri Extension. RaboAgriFinance Analyst Dustin Aherin. Jayson Lusk of Purdue University Extension. The University of Minnesota's Jennifer van de Ligt.

Mystifying Myths about Covid-19 Vaccinations. Part 2

There are many false rumors and beliefs about Covid vaccinations. Gary Crawford has another report on another batch of vaccine misinformation.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Dr. Fred Gerr, Professor Emeritus of the University of Iowa.

What's Next on the Covid-19 Vaccination Front?

What's next on the Covid-19 vaccination front? Medical experts are trying to answer that and many other questions. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Fred Gerr, Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa.

USDA Highlights How Food Waste is Linked to Climate Change

USDA is highlighting how food loss and waste is directly related to climate change. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh. EPA Administrator Michael Regan. Sarah Feteih, San Diego Food System Alliance. Wayne Hubbard, Re-London, London Waste and Recycling Board.

**EDS: The United Nations Food Systems Summit is Sep. 23.**

Comment Time Underway for Cell-Based Meat and Poultry Product Labeling

The public will have a brief window to comment on proposed rulemaking regarding labeling of cultured cell-based meat and poultry products. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Matthew Michael of the Food Safety and Inspection Service

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Active So Far

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been an active one, yet that may come as a surprise to some. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Vilsack on Potential Ag Trade Opportunities

The Agriculture Secretary recently explains what he sees as market opportunities for U.S. ag exports, both from existing and possibly new trading partners. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

African Swine Fever--What's at Stake for the Pork Industry?

The stakes are very high in the battle to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health with the National Pork Board.

Creating a More Resilient Beef Supply Chain

Land grant university economists recently weighed in on discussions on the nations' beef supply chain and how to make it more resilient during shock events. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jayson Lusk of Purdue University. Keri Jacobs of the University of Missouri. Jennifer van de Ligt of the University of Minnesota.

Extending the PLIP Sign-Up Deadline

Swine, chicken, and turkey producers who suffered losses from lack of access to processing facilities during the pandemic now have more time to sign-up for a USDA pandemic assistance program. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Cultivating Yields of Farm Safety Through Communication

* - STATIONS: National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 19 - 25 - *

Outreach continues to grow regarding education of farm safety and health to both ag producers and the general public. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Retired volunteer firefighter Jim Bertling. Dermatologist Dana Ward. Veterinarian and author Temple Grandin. Scott Heiberger of the National Farm Medicine Center.