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Actuality: 8 to 14 Day Weather Forecast

00:00:53.232   2022-11-22   
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes a relaxing of cold temperatures and an increased chance of precipitation for much of the nation during the period of November 29th – December 5th.

Can We Cook that Turkey, even if It's Still Frozen?

00:01:00.081   2022-11-22   
Did you wait too long to thaw that Thanksgiving turkey? The meal is only hours away. Are you doomed? (Gary Crawford and Meredith Carothers with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline) ****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-6854) Listeners can also go online to Ask.usda.gov ****

Turkey Day Meal Prep Should Include Lots of Hand Washing

00:00:59.663   2022-11-22   
A food safety expert says if you are the one preparing the Thanksgiving meal, you need to wash your hands frequently during the process. (Gary Crawford and Meredith Carothers with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline) ****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-6854) Listeners can also go online to Ask.usda.gov ****

Hotline Food Safety/Preparation Experts on Duty Thanksgiving Day

00:00:58.174   2022-11-22   
If you need last minute answers about preparing that Thanksgiving meal, you'll be able to reach a live expert (those are the best kind), even on Thanksgiving Day. (Gary Crawford and Meredith Carothers with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline) ****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-6854) Listeners can also go online to Ask.usda.gov Hotline will be staffed Thanksgiving day from 8am to 2pm EST***

Facts and Fables about Thanksgiving

00:01:00.133   2022-11-22   
If you think you know all about the history of Thanksgiving, then don't listen to this next report. (Gary Crawford and Anne Effland)

Few Changes to USDA's Latest Food Price Forecast for 2022

00:01:00.029   2022-11-22   
There are few changes to USDA's latest food price forecast. (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan)

Food Price Inflation Pressures to Continue in 2023

00:00:56.267   2022-11-22   
Food price inflation pressures will likely continue in 2023. (Gary Crawford anAd USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan)

A Presidential Pardon for a Couple of Lucky Turkeys

00:01:00.029   2022-11-21   
Two lucky turkeys from North Carolina are the newest in a long line of recipients of a Presidential "pardon". (Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Former President George H.W. Bush. USDA historical researcher, Anne Effland)

What's Next for Climate Smart Commodities Partnership Program?

00:00:59.663   2022-11-21   
December will be the next date for a benchmark within USDA's Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities initiative, according to the Agriculture Secretary. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

FSA Urban County Committee Election 60 Sec, PSA

00:01:00.003   2022-11-21   
* - STATIONS: Please no longer air this public service announcement after Monday, December 5th.-* USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux discusses the first-ever Urban County Committee elections including eligible municipalities and the ballot submission deadline.

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