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Ag Trade Protocols and Recent Trade Deals
   2020-01-17 00:01:00.238
Work continues in establishing protocols for some U.S. ag goods to enter markets included in recent trade agreements. (Rod Bain and Chief Ag Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office Gregg Doud)

Seasonality and Chinese Purchases of U.S. Ag Goods
   2020-01-17 00:00:59.036
How might an ag economic concept called seasonality come into play regarding China's agreement to purchase a specific dollar value of ag products? (Rod Bain and U.S. Trade Representative's Office Chief Ag Negotiator Gregg Doud.)

The Enforcement Process in the U.S.-China Trade Agreement
   2020-01-17 00:00:59.898
Our nation's Chief Agricultural Negotiator explains the process of dispute resolution and enforcement in a new U.S.-China trade deal. (Rod Bain and Ambassador Gregg Doud of the U.S. Trade Representative's Office)

Last Call for USDA College Scholarship Applications
   2020-01-17 00:00:59.480
It's the last call for applications for a USDA college scholarship program that offers to pay for tuition, room and board. (Stephanie Ho and Michael Dukes, National Coordinator for 1890 Scholar Program)

USDA Scholarship Offers Free College Tuition and a Job
   2020-01-17 00:00:59.951
A USDA scholarship offers free college tuition, and, in most cases, a post-college job. (Stephanie Ho and Michael Brown, Forest Service IT specialist)

USDA Can Help Young People Avoid Student Debt
   2020-01-17 00:00:59.951
How does USDA help young people avoid student debt? (Stephanie Ho and LaTeese Edwards, Forest Service IT specialist)

Actuality: 1890 Scholarship Majors are Related to USDA Needs
   2020-01-17 00:00:52.793
Michael Dukes, National Coordinator for USDA's 1890 Scholar Program, describes the purpose of the very generous college scholarship.

Actuality: 1890 Scholar Applications Must be Mailed In Very Soon
   2020-01-17 00:00:25.939
Michael Dukes, National Coordinator for 1890 Scholar Program, says all applications for the 1890 college scholarship must be mailed in by the end of the month deadline.

ARC or PLC? There's Help for Farmers to Make that Decision
   2020-01-17 00:01:00.055
Farmers are in the complex process of deciding what farm safety net program they want to enroll in. There are online tools to help with that decision. (Gary Crawford and Richard Fordyce)

USDA Announces School and Summer Meals Reforms -- trash
   2020-01-17 00:00:57.861
USDA is announcing reforms to the school and summer meals programs -- in response to feedback from dietary professionals. (Stephanie Ho and S

Actuality: Secretary Perdue Talks About Free School Lunches
   2020-01-17 00:00:25.573
During a visit to a school in San Antonio, Texas, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed the issue of whether school lunches should be completely free.

USMCA Ratified by the US Senate
   2020-01-16 00:01:00.316
The President will soon sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement as the U.S. Senate Thursday ratified the trade deal. (Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Veronica Nigh of the American Farm Bureau Federation.)

Perdue on USMCA and Benefits to U.S. Ag Industry
   2020-01-16 00:00:59.167
The Agriculture Secretary looks forward to future benefits for farmers and ranchers now that the USMCA trade deal has passed the Senate and will soon be signed by the President. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue.)

New Trade Deal with China and Addressing Trade Barriers
   2020-01-16 00:00:59.297
Beyond increased purchases of U.S. farm and food exports, Phase One of the U.S.-China trade agreement also addresses additional trade barriers. (Rod Bain and President Donald Trump)

Ag Biotech Implications in U.S.-China Trade Deal
   2020-01-16 00:00:59.637
Phase one of a new trade agreement indicates China is loosening its regulations regarding review of U.S. ag biotech exports. (Rod Bain and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer)

What's USDA's Latest Outlook for Dairy?
   2020-01-16 00:00:59.768
What's the latest USDA outlook for the dairy industry? (Stephanie Ho and Mark Jekanowski, Acting World Ag Outlook Board Chair)

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Agriculture USA

Hemp is Once Again Legal in the U.S. After a Rocky Road
   2020-01-14 00:05:00.042
Industrial hemp is legal again in the United States, after a rocky road over the last century. In this week's Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho has a look at some of the history. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach. Anne Effland, recently retired from USDA's Office of the Chief Economist. USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey.

Consumer Time

Hemp's On-Again, Off-Again Relationship with U.S. Law
   2020-01-14 00:02:59.278
Throughout the last hundred years, hemp has been -- at various times -- legal or illegal. Now that the crop is once again legal, Stephanie Ho takes you through the history. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Anne Effland, recently retired from Office of the Chief Economist. USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach.

2019 Was Second Wettest Year on Record
   2020-01-14 00:02:59.957
How did 2019 rank in terms of precipitation? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.

How to ID Tax Identity Theft and Fraud
   2020-01-14 00:02:52.225
Your personal information in the wrong hands could result in someone filing a fraudulent tax return in your name. What can you do to protect yourself? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Gisele Jefferson of Colorado State University Extension

Nutritionists Say Food Fads and Fancies not a Good Way to Eat
   2020-01-14 00:02:59.017
Nutritionists suggest we eat a moderate and balanced diet, instead of following the latest parade of food fads and diets. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Karen Ensle, nutrition expert at Rutgers University. Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, University of Virginia. Penny Kris-Etherton, researcher at Penn State University. Amanda Barnes, registered dietician for Giant supermarkets.

The Perils of Pears
   2020-01-14 00:03:00.062
An expert on pears says the key to enjoying a fresh pear is knowing how to gauge a pear's ripeness. Gary Crawford has this report with 7 pear puns. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Bob Catinella and Neil Ferguson with USA Pears, Pear Bureau Northwest.

Agriculture Update

Public Comment Period Still Open on USDA's Interim Hemp Plan
   2020-01-14 00:02:29.211
USDA's interim hemp production program is underway, but there is still time for public input. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. Undersecretary Greg Ibach. Undersecretary Bill Northey.

Lowest Overall Crop Acreage Since 1970
   2020-01-14 00:02:25.240
USDA has recorded the lowest overall acreage planted with major crops since 1970. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Acting World Ag Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski.

A Few New Rules for USDA's Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
   2020-01-14 00:02:30.047
There are a few changes in the works for USDA's Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Gary Crawford has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Matt Lohr, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Weather and Animals Threaten Northern Corn and Sunflowers
   2020-01-14 00:02:29.942
With high numbers of corn and sunflowers still out in the fields in the north-central states, what are the threats to the crops? Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.

The Western Water Season at the Midway Point
   2020-01-14 00:02:27.617
How are Western mountain ranges currently fairing accumulation-wise with their winter snowpack levels, and potential water supplies for the Spring and Summer months? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey