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Helping New and Small Meat Plants to Thrive
   2024-07-22 00:01:00.024
USDA is going the extra mile to provide the information that the operators of small meat processing plants need to thrive. (Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service Paul Kiecker )

Actuality: The Purpose of USDA Small Processing Plant Roundtables
   2024-07-22 00:00:40.512
Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service Paul Kiecker explains the purpose of USDA's small processing plant roundtables.

Actuality: Next Small Meat Processing Plant Roundtable Described
   2024-07-22 00:00:30.384
Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service Paul Kiecker describes the upcoming small meat processing plant roundtable in Round Rock, Texas,July 26th.

Determining Plant Biotech Regulations
   2024-07-22 00:00:59.951
A section of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is responsible for review of biotechnological produced plants for potential risks and regulation. (Rod Bain and Abigail Walter of the Biotechnology Regulatory Service)

Actuality: Examples of Biotech Plant Regulatory Consideration
   2024-07-22 00:00:59.350
Abigail Walter of the Biotechnology Regulatory Service provides examples of plants produced via biotechnology and how consideration of determining risk and regulation is conducted.

Weather Is Being Generally Good to Corn/Soybeans
   2024-07-22 00:01:00.120
Weather is being kind to corn and soybean crops. (Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

A Big Uptick in Cotton Condition
   2024-07-22 00:00:47.880
The cotton crop is seeing an improvement in condition. (Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Where to Find Lower Rated Corn
   2024-07-22 00:00:42.264
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, talking about areas having lower rated corn.

Actuality: Soybean Crop Progress
   2024-07-22 00:00:27.216
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with the latest on soybean crop progress.

Actuality: Peanut Progress
   2024-07-22 00:00:42.360
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with the latest on the peanut crop.

Actuality: Rice Progress
   2024-07-22 00:00:44.280
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with data on the rice crop.

Actuality: Winter Wheat Harvest
   2024-07-22 00:00:28.248
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with a report on the winter wheat harvest.

Actuality: Spring Wheat Progress and Condition
   2024-07-22 00:00:33.336
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with a report on spring wheat development and condition.

Networking Nutrition Hubs
   2024-07-19 00:00:59.689
USDA efforts to build nutrition hubs focused on historically underserved communities will soon become a network for scientific information and research. (Rod Bain and Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young)

Actuality: Nutrition Hub Network Connection
   2024-07-19 00:00:41.508
USDA Nutrition Hub Co-Director Joynetta Bell-Kelly discusses how the Southern University pilot hub will soon network with recently announced hubs to develop strategies for better health outcomes through improved nutrition.

Actuality: Focus of USDA Nutrition Hubs
   2024-07-19 00:00:35.918
Chief Scientist Chavonda Jacobs-Young explains the focus of USDA nutrition hubs and a future nutrition hub network.


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Features

Agriculture USA


The Dangers of Excessive Screen Time for Kids and Adults
   2024-07-23 00:05:00.024
Researchers say there are many problems associated with spending too much screen time. Gary Crawford has more about this on this edition of Agriculture USA/ PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension Child Development Specialist Bradfold Wiles. Classic TV kids show host, Buffalo Bob Smith.

Consumer Time


USDA Provides a Boost to School Nutrition Efforts
   2024-07-23 00:02:32.973
Recent announcements by top USDA officials focused on improving school nutrition programs year-long as well as in specific times such as the summer. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Deputy Secretary Xochilt Torres Small.

More Independently Produced Meat for Our Tables
   2024-07-23 00:02:44.040
USDA is going the extra mile to provide the information that the operators of small meat processing plants need to thrive. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service Paul Kiecker

Keeping Kids Well Nourished in the Summer
   2024-07-23 00:02:30.840
This summer is the inauguration of a new program designed to help parents make sure their chlldren get the nutrition they need when school is not in session. Gary Crawford has more.'' PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Xochitl Torres Small

Watch for Symptoms of Heat Stress and Stroke
   2024-07-23 00:03:00.035
Heat stress and stroke can sneak up on you without you being fully aware of it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dee Jepsen, Ohio State University Agricultural Health and Safety professor.

Hot and Hard Work Right Now for Christmas Tree Growers
   2024-07-23 00:02:53.191
Christmas tree growers are working hard in this summer's record-breaking heat getting those trees ready for us this winter. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Christmas tree growers, John Tillman, Beth Walterscheidt and Jim Gehlsen.

Agriculture Update


Helping Independent Meat Processors to Thrive
   2024-07-23 00:02:30.240
USDA is going the extra mile to provide the information that the operators of small meat processing plants need to thrive. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service Paul Kiecker

Connections Between Equity and Urban Agriculture
   2024-07-23 00:02:14.608
The Agriculture Secretary recently explained ways in which urban ag and USDA's efforts to improve equity in farming are connected. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Comment Period Now for Federal Milk Marketing Order Modifications
   2024-07-23 00:02:15.862
Proposed recommendations for modifications within Federal Milk Marketing Orders are now available for public comment – what would be the first significant changes to FMMO’s in over two decades. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Agricultural Marketing Service Deputy Administrator Dana Coale

Process to Determine Potential Biotech Plant Regulations
   2024-07-23 00:02:29.524
A division of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is responsible for determining regulations associated with a plant species developed through biotechnology. Rod Bain looks at part of the assessment process in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Abigail Walter of APHIS’s Biotechnology Regulatory Services

It's the Hot and Hard Work Season for Christmas Tree Growers
   2024-07-23 00:02:30.256
Christmas tree growers are working hard in record-breaking heat getting those trees ready for us this winter. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Christmas tree growers, John Tillman, Beth Walterscheidt and Jim Gehlsen.