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Angola as Agricultural Trade Mission Destination
   2024-02-26 00:01:00.342
USDA’s inaugural ag trade mission for the year takes place this week in Angola, with participants hoping to expand sales of their respective products within that African market. (Rod Bain and Matt Copeland of the U.S. Meat Export Federation)

An Update about HPAI
   2024-02-26 00:00:59.559
Concerns remain about an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in our nation occurring since early 2022, and its potential impacts on poultry flocks. (Rod Bain and USDA Chief Veterinarian Rosemary Sifford)

Actuality: Concerns about Continued HPAI Outbreak
   2024-02-26 00:00:54.726
USDA Chief Veterinarian Rosemary Sifford discusses some of the concerns associated with an ongoing outbreak of cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza among wild birds.

A Rebound in U.S. Meat Production?
   2024-02-26 00:00:59.637
Did USDA’s first look at 2024 total meat production show an increase over the previous year, which recorded a year over year production decline? (Rod Bain and USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam)

Actuality: Projected Meat Prices for 2024
   2024-02-26 00:00:29.831
USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam discusses the forecasted season ending average price producers are expected to receive for their meat animals this year.

An Example of Food as Medicine
   2024-02-26 00:00:59.898
How diet can be used as a preemptive approach to better health and disease prevention is the focus of a recent study discussed at this year's USDA Ag Outlook Forum. (Rod Bain and Raj Shah of the Rockefeller Foundation)

What's Causing Food Price Inflation to Cool Down?
   2024-02-26 00:00:56.032
What's causing food price inflation to cool down? (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer)

"Best Year Ever" for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service
   2024-02-23 00:00:59.036
Last year was a record setting year for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. (Gary Crawford and Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.)

USDA Expects FY24 to Be Another Record Year for Conservation Work
   2024-02-23 00:00:52.610
USDA set a record last year for conservation work. Will this year measure up? (Gary Crawford and Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.)

Actuality: Farm Conservation One Key to Fighting Climate Change
   2024-02-23 00:00:27.820
Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, saying that farm conservation projects can help fight climate change.

Next Gen Cultivating Agriculture's Future Leaders
   2024-02-23 00:00:59.219
A USDA program designed to build up the next generation of food and farm leaders and workforce participants provided an example of its efforts during this year's Ag Outlook Forum. (Rod Bain and Crystal Salazar)

A Sharp Decline in Cattle Feedlot Placements
   2024-02-23 00:00:54.804
USDA reports a sharp decline in Cattle Feedlot Placements compared to a year ago. (Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam)

Actuality: Key Numbers from USDA Cattle on Feed Report
   2024-02-23 00:00:43.311
USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam, with some key numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed Report.

A New Food Price Forecast for 2024
   2024-02-23 00:00:58.958
The USDA is out with its new forecast for food prices. (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer)

USDA Equity Commission Presents its Final Report
   2024-02-22 00:00:59:50
The Agriculture Secretary and Deputy Secretary Thursday received the final report of recommendations by the Department’s Equity Commission to improve access and inclusion across USDA. (Rod Bain. Equity Commission Designated Federal Officer Cecilia Hernandez. Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Recapping Some Equity Commission Recommendations
   2024-02-22 00:00:59.977
The Agriculture Secretary discusses some of the almost seventy recommendations for improved equity and inclusion within USDA programs and services provided in a recent report. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)


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Agriculture USA


USDA Equity Commission Presents its Final Report
   2024-02-27 00:04:59.937
Almost seventy recommendations are found in the final report recently presented by USDA’s Equity Commission as ways to improve equity and inclusion in the Department and among its stakeholders and programs. Rod Bain looks at the crafting of this document and some of its recommendations in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Equity Commission Designated Federal Officer Cecilia Hernandez. Secretary Tom Vilsack. USDA Senior Advisor for Racial Equity and Equity Commission member Dewayne Goldmon.

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A Recent Round of Rural Investments Revealed
   2024-02-27 00:02:52.695
White House and USDA officials recently announced a series of rural economic development investments as part of a Rural Prosperity Town Hall Meeting. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. White House Domestic Policy Advisor Neera Tanden.

USDA Expands Efforts to Reduce Wildfire Risks
   2024-02-27 00:02:55.882
USDA is investing more money into reducing wildfire risks. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot.

Low to Moderate Food Price Inflation Expected for This Year
   2024-02-27 00:02:55.333
Food shoppers will likely see only low to moderate food price hikes this year. Gary Crawford has the latest forecast. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Megan Sweitzer, USDA economist.

Time to Recognize a Special Type of Engineer
   2024-02-27 00:02:56.169
It's time to recognize the work of a special type of engineer. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kevin Farmer, Director of the Conservation Engineers Division of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Andy Deichert, USDA State Conservation Engineer for West Virginia

Collaboration Essential in Hemp Germplasm Research
   2024-02-27 00:02:57.319
To advance both genetic traits and commercial uses for industrial hemp, collaborative research is needed to develop new varieties and find favorable factors. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA research geneticist Zach Stansell

Agriculture Update


Illustrations of USDA Equity Commission Recommendations
   2024-02-27 00:02:29.446
The Agriculture Secretary provides examples of USDA Equity Commission final report recommendations and how they are designed to improve equity and inclusion within all aspects of the Department. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Report Shows Significant Reduction in Cattle Feedlot Placements
   2024-02-27 00:02:27.017
The nation's cattle industry has started the year with a sharp reduction in feedlot placements, compared to a year ago. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.

Conservation Engineers Helping Farmers ro Do Vital Environmental Work
   2024-02-27 00:02:26.311
Conservation Engineers are helping thousands of farmers and ranchers to do vital environmental work. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kevin Farmer, Director of the Conservation Engineers Division of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Andy Deichert, USDA State Conservation Engineer for West Virginia

A Record Year for USDA's Soil and Water Conservation Work
   2024-02-27 00:02:23.595
USDA did a record amount of conservation work last year, but could break that record this year. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service

Grain and Oilseed Outlook for 2024-25
   2024-02-27 00:02:30.282
What are the forecasts for planting, production, supplies, demand, and price of three major crop commodities in the upcoming year, per USDA? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economist Jake Vuillemin