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Second Tranche of MFP Payments Soon Arriving
   2019-11-15 00:00:59.663
The latest round of Market Facilitation Program payments should be received by eligible producers prior to Thanksgiving. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Actuality: Perdue on Potential China Deal and MFP Payments
   2019-11-15 00:00:38.582
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discusses how a first-phase trade deal between the U.S. and China could benefit producers in relation to currently planned Market Facilitation Program payments.

Today's Farm Programs and Avoiding the 1980's Farm Economy
   2019-11-15 00:00:59.820
A recent panel looked at ways the farm economic crisis of three decades ago can be avoided, with one measure being current farm policy and programs. (Rod Bain. Former Agriculture Secretary John Block. Farm Service Agency Kansas State Director David Schemm.)

Beef Industry Steering toward a Production Hike, but what about Steer Prices?
   2019-11-15 00:00:51.069
What's in store for beef cattle producers in 2020? One analyst says 2020 may not look much different from this year's trends. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

Will 2020 Bring Better Times for Hog Producers?
   2019-11-15 00:00:59.480
Will 2020 bring better prices for hog producers? (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

Broiler Production Will Increase in 2020. So Will Prices.
   2019-11-15 00:00:57.103
What's in store for the broiler industry in the coming year? (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

Dairy Forecast: Higher Output, Higher Prices
   2019-11-15 00:01:00.055
Next year could be another year of rising production and higher milk prices for dairy producers. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

Is that Ancient Frozen Turkey You Found in your Freezer Safe to Use?
   2019-11-15 00:01:00.055
Can a turkey that's been frozen for years still be safe to cook and eat? (Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin)

Right Sizing that Turkey
   2019-11-15 00:00:58.749
Here's an easy way to compute how big a turkey you need for your holiday dinner. (Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin)

China Lifts Ban on U.S. Poultry
   2019-11-14 00:01:00.264
China has lifted a four-year ban on our nation's poultry entering into that market. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney)

Brazil Wheat TRQ Implementation and U.S. Wheat Export Opportunities
   2019-11-14 00:00:59.506
Brazil has agreed to implement its annual duty-free allotment of wheat imports which bodes well for U.S. wheat export prospects to that market. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney)

New Report Shows Rural Areas Behind Others in Most Economic Measures
   2019-11-14 00:01:00.055
Are rural areas still falling economically behind metropolitan counties? A new report has the answer. (Gary Crawford and John Pender)

Inspecting Incoming Foreign Cargo for Pests is a Bigger Job than in the Past
   2019-11-14 00:01:00.055
With rapidly growing imports of foreign food and agricultural products, the people at U.S. ports of entry who inspect those imports for pests and diseases have a lot more work to do than in the past. (Gary Crawford, Bret Erickson and Kurt Reichert)

New Trade Deal Is Potential Boost for U.S. Dairy Exports to Japan
   2019-11-14 00:00:59.768
A former Agriculture Secretary sees the potential of increased U.S. dairy export opportunities in Japan once a trade agreement begins operating between the two nations. (Rod Bain and President and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Interest in Irrigation and Water Management Survey
   2019-11-14 00:01:00.107
A 2017 Census of Agriculture survey is generating data about trends in farm irrigation and water management, as well as generating interest among stakeholders. (Rod Bain and John Farner of the Irrigation Association)

A Project to Empower Women Farm Operators
   2019-11-14 00:00:58.096
"Annie's Project" is inspired by family and designed to create networks and information management systems for women ag operators. (Rod Bain and Ruth Hambelton)


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Features

Agriculture USA


Keeping Eyes Peeled for the Perils of Potato Production
   2019-11-12 00:05:00.042
"Not for the faint hearted". That's how one potato farmer describes the potato growing business. Faint hearted Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Phil Hickman, Virginia potato grower. President Donald Trump. *****Broadcasters, you or your listeners can find potato recipes and more at potatoesUSA.com*****

Consumer Time


Fostering Centers of Community Prosperity
   2019-11-12 00:02:43.761
USDA is joining forces with land grant universities, rural and underserved communities and other partners to increase resources and support in local prosperity efforts. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement Director Mike Beatty

Has that Turkey Been in the Freezer for Years? How Safe is it to Eat?
   2019-11-12 00:03:00.062
Did you just find in your freezer a turkey that's been in there for years? Is it still OK to cook and eat? Gary Crawford has an answer from an expert. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline. ****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-5463) Listeners can also go online to AsKaren.gov ****

A "Hot" Holiday Decoration - Ornamental Peppers
   2019-11-12 00:02:45.616
More people are discovering peppers grown as outdoor ornamental landscape plants can also decorate the holiday decor indoors. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Gary Bachman of Mississippi State University Extension

Considering Care for that Holiday Cactus
   2019-11-12 00:02:57.632
Is Thanksgiving time too early to consider care of a Christmas cactus? Not if it's a Thanksgiving cactus. Confused? Rod Bain talks cacti care and considerations with an Extension expert in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Sandra Mason of University of Illinois Extension

Shoppers Seeing New Types of Potatoes
   2019-11-12 00:03:00.062
Potato farmers and others in the U.S. potato industry are working on ways to boost sagging U.S. per capita potato consumption. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Virginia potato farmer and chairman of PotatoesUSA, Phil Hickman. Renee O'Brien with PotatoesUSA.

Agriculture Update


Recap of Ag Trade Mission to Mexico
   2019-11-12 00:02:21.531
The Agriculture Secretary provides the highlights from USDA's latest agricultural trade mission - this time in Mexico. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue

The Final Tab on Fiscal Year 2019 Agricultural Trade
   2019-11-12 00:02:27.278
How did American agriculture do in the export market during this past trading year? Gary Crawford has the final worrisome numbers in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kamron Daugherty, USDA trade economist.

USDA Makes Very Few Changes to its Previous Crop Estimates
   2019-11-12 00:02:30.047
When it comes to the latest round of USDA crop reports, is no news really good news? Gary Crawford has somewhat of an answer in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

USDA Offerings Available under Domestic Hemp Production Program
   2019-11-12 00:02:27.408
Most producers of industrial hemp will be eligible for USDA conservation, risk management, and loan programs starting next year. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey.

U.S. Potatoes Are Appealing to More Foreign Consumers
   2019-11-12 00:02:34.070
U.S. potato growers have their eyes on boosting sales in other countries. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Virginia potato grower, Phil Hickman. President Donald Trump.