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U.S. Pulses, India's Price Supports, and WTO Involvement
   2019-02-15 00:00:59.010
The U.S. and Canada have filed a World Trade Organization counternotification on India's market prices supports on some pulse exports, such as chickpeas. (Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Travis Minor)

USDA, HHS Coordinate On Transitional Rural Housing
   2019-02-15 00:00:59.637
USDA and HHS have signed a memorandum of understanding to create more transitional housing for drug addicts in rural communities. (Stephanie Ho and Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development)

Actuality: One Partnership Example for Rural Transitional Housing
   2019-02-15 00:00:41.769
USDA's Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, Anne Hazlett, describes one example of a partnership in Kentucky to help develop transitional housing for recovering drug addicts.

Broad Services of USDA within Specific Commodities
   2019-02-15 00:01:00.160
The bison industry is one example of how aspects of USDA converge to help producers and supporters of a specific commodity succeed. (Rod Bain and Dave Carter of the National Bison Association)

Actuality: Examples of USDA Efforts with Bison Industry
   2019-02-15 00:00:58.932
Dave Carter of the National Bison Association discusses how his industry and its producers have received help addressing various matters through Agriculture Department agencies and programs.

Care Tips Of Your Valentine Flowers
   2019-02-15 00:00:59.742
How should you take proper care of that bouquet or single flower you receive for Valentines Day? (Rod Bain and Jennifer Schutter of University of Missouri Extension)

Potted Plant Care Tips to Take to Heart
   2019-02-15 00:01:00.029
What should you know about caring for potted plant received as a Valentine's Day gift? (Rod Bain and Jennifer Schutter of University of Missouri Extension)

Some Do's and Do Not's when Working with a Paid Tax Preparer
   2019-02-15 00:00:56.764
An expert says when you are working with a paid tax preparer, there are things you should do to protect yourself. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kentucky State University Extension Financial Expert, Dr. Joanne Bankston.

New Crop Insurance Coverage Product Offers Flexibility
   2019-02-14 00:00:59.820
Spring crop growers can now select the Multi-County Enterprise Unit as part of their crop insurance coverage for acreage in two counties within the same state. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Martin Barbre)

Crop Insurance Sign-Up Deadlines Coming Up
   2019-02-14 00:01:00.342
Farmers should note important sign-up deadlines are coming up in the next few weeks for insurance coverage of spring planted crops. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre)

Considerations for Livestock Health in Extreme Winter Conditions
   2019-02-14 00:01:00.316
Shelter from wind, and maintaining nutrition requirements, in extreme winter conditions are key in keeping livestock animals healthy and reducing stress during such weather. (Rod Bain and Don Llewellyn of Washington State University)

Challenge of Assuring Water for Livestock in Winter Disaster
   2019-02-14 00:01:00.160
Livestock producers dealing with extreme cold and snow conditions in winter face challenges in providing adequate water supplies for their animals. (Rod Bain and Don Llewellyn of Washington State University)

Adjustments in Meat Production and Price Estimates
   2019-02-14 00:01:00.342
What were some of the reason behind changes in USDA's latest outlooks for meat production and prices? (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

Actuality: U.S. Milk Supply, Demand, and Price Estimates for February
   2019-02-14 00:00:52.819
World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer discusses USDA's latest look at dairy production and price estimates.

USDA Prioritizes Telemedicine Programs that Address the Opioid Crisis
   2019-02-14 00:00:59.951
USDA is prioritizing efforts to fight the opioid crisis in rural communities in its consideration for distance learning and telemedicine grants. (Stephanie Ho and Shauna Rumbaugh, High Plains Journal)

Actuality: Telemedicine Expands Rural Healthcare Options
   2019-02-14 00:00:18.546
Shauna Rumbaugh, with the High Plains Journal, recently wrote an article about her experience with telemedicine, saying virtual doctor visits can greatly expand healthcare options for people in rural America.


Features

Agriculture USA


How Was USDA Involved in the Miracle on the Hudson?
   2019-02-12 00:04:59.937
You've probably heard about the Miracle on the Hudson, but have you heard about the role USDA played in the investigation of the plane crash? Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Mike Begier, National Coordinator for USDA's Airport Wildlife Hazards Program. Travis DeVault, USDA National Wildlife Research Center biologist.

Consumer Time


How Did USDA Help with the Miracle on the Hudson Investigation?
   2019-02-12 00:02:54.628
Plane crashes -- like the Miracle on the Hudson -- are not usually part of USDA's responsibility -- unless wildlife is involved. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Mike Begier, National Coordinator for USDA's Airport Wildlife Hazards Program. Travis DeVault, USDA National Wildlife Research Center biologist.

USDA Bird Strike Research Includes Many Different Areas
   2019-02-12 00:02:57.057
What are USDA researchers doing to try to reduce collisions between birds and aircraft? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Travis DeVault, National Wildlife Research Center biologist.

Have You already Broken your New Year's Resolution to Exercise?
   2019-02-12 00:02:59.748
Have you already broken your New Year's resolution to start an exercise program and stick with it? Maybe you started wrong. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Rutgers University Extension Health and Nutrition expert.

Most of us May Have an Easier Time Filing our Taxes this Year
   2019-02-12 00:02:54.445
Many of us will have an easier and simpler time filing our federal income tax forms this year. Gary Crawford files this tax-free report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kristine Tidgren, Director of Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Classic radio comedians, Fibber McGee and Molly

Care Concerning Your Valentines Floral Gifts
   2019-02-12 00:02:48.986
How can you take care of that gift of a Valentine's Day bouquet or potted plant to keep the love, and the enjoyment, going as long as possible? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jennifer Schutter of University of Missouri Extension)

Agriculture Update


USDA Playing Catch-up on Farm Bill Implementation after Shutdown
   2019-02-12 00:02:30.151
After the long government shutdown, USDA is playing catch-up as it begins to implement the new Farm Bill. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump; Deputy Agriculture Secretary Steve Censky; Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University.

Will New Farm Bill Dairy Program Improve the Struggling Dairy Sector?
   2019-02-12 00:02:28.793
Will the new Farm Bill dairy program relieve some of the stress in the dairy industry? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford; Alan Bjerga with the National Milk Producers Federation; Carl Zulauf, Ag. Economist at Ohio State University; Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky.

Crafting the Major February USDA Reports
   2019-02-12 00:02:28.871
How did the Agriculture Department collect data necessary to issue its first major reports post-partial government shutdown? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johannson. Mark Hudson of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer.

Release of 2017 Ag Census Delayed Until April
   2019-02-12 00:02:23.333
Although USDA has been working to get all of its agricultural reports back on track -- the 2017 Ag Census is one report whose release will definitely be delayed. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Joe Parsons, National Ag Statistics Board Chair.

A More "Farmer Friendly" Farm Bill?
   2019-02-12 00:02:29.995
Is this brand-new Farm Bill more farmer friendly? Some experts say in some ways it is. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former President George H.W. Bush; Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh with Kansas State University. Dr. Carl Zulauf with Ohio State University. North Dakota farmer, Tim Erbele.