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Still Much Uncertainty about how Chinese Trade Deal Will Work
   2020-02-21 00:01:00.107
Analysts are having a tough time making forecasts about the actual effects of the Phase I trade deal with China. (Gary Crawford and Sharon Raszap)

Canada on Track to Ratify USMCA
   2020-02-21 00:01:00.107
Canada's agriculture minister sees no problems in the process of ratifying the USMCA. (Gary Crawford and Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau)

Production Up, Price Varies in 2020 Livestock and Poultry Outlook
   2020-02-21 00:00:59.951
USDA's Ag Outlook Forum was the venue for the latest outlook of livestock and poultry production, prices, and exports for the coming year. (Rod Bain and livestock analyst Shayle Shagam)

Actuality: Meat Price Projections for 2020
   2020-02-21 00:00:55.536
USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam looks at forecasted prices for all major meats, per the 2020 Livestock and Poultry Outlook.

Fear, Distrust and Misinformation Slowing New Ag. Technology Adoption
   2020-02-21 00:01:00.107
Top agricultural offices from five Western Hemisphere countries say that fear and misinformation are slowing the adoption of much needed new agricultural technology. (Gary Crawford, Sonny Perdue, Luis Basterra, Marie-Claude Bibeau and Victor Villalobos.)

Continuing Digitalization of the Food System
   2020-02-21 00:00:59.742
Traceability and food safety are among the reasons a Food and Drug Administration official believes increased digitalization of the food system will continue. (Rod Bain and FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas)

Cotton Growers Likely to Cut Plantings this Spring
   2020-02-21 00:01:00.107
Cotton acres may lose out to competing corn and soybeans this spring. (Gary Crawford and Graham Soley)

Outlook Slightly Better for Dairy
   2020-02-21 00:00:53.577
The outlook is slightly better for dairy this year. (Gary Crawford and Jerry Cessna)

USDA Projects Slight Increase this Year in Farm Income
   2020-02-20 00:01:00.107
Farmers may see a slight increase in farm income this year. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

Ag. Exports Could Improve in 2020
   2020-02-20 00:01:00.107
U.S. agricultural products should pull in more money this year from the export market. (Gary Crawford, Sec'y Sonny Perdue and Rob Johansson)

An Early Look at Expected Plantings this Spring
   2020-02-20 00:00:41.038
Corn and soybean producers will likely boost acreage this year. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative
   2020-02-20 00:01:00.107
Secretary Perdue is giving innovation a boost at USDA. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

Actuality: New Crop Price Forecasts
   2020-02-20 00:00:35.474
Rob Johansson, USDA Chief Economist, giving the USDA Outlook Forum some crop price forecasts.

Challenges in Addressing Ag Challenges with Innovation
   2020-02-20 00:01:00.160
A panelist at this year's USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum says innovation will be key in solving challenges in farming, yet could also contribute to challenges in quick adoption. (Rod Bain and Farm Foundation CEO Shari Rogge-Fidler)

Innovations as Solutions for Agriculture
   2020-02-20 00:01:00.238
Innovation in several forms will be essential in addressing key issues facing agriculture now and in the future. (Rod Bain. Jeff Broin of POET. FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas. Indiana State Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler. Farm Foundation CEO Shari Rogge-Fidler.)

A Forecast for Small Retail Food Price Hikes this Year
   2020-02-20 00:00:59.663
Food shoppers have seen little to no food price inflation over the last few years, but what's on tap for this year? (Gary Crawford, Andy Harig and Gianna Short)


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Features

Agriculture USA


Hemp is One Hot Agricultural Topic for 2020
   2020-02-18 00:04:59.990
Hemp is one hot agricultural topic for 2020, and there are still a lot of things about USDA is working out. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. AMS Administrator Bruce Summers. USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey.

Consumer Time


Hemp is an Example of Value-Added Agricultural Innovation
   2020-02-18 00:03:00.009
What's one good example of value-added agricultural innovation? Industrial hemp. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins. Bill Hilliard, CEO of Atalo Holdings. Chris Adams, Adams Family Farm.

An Explosion of Claims on Meat and Poultry Product Labels
   2020-02-18 00:03:00.062
If the label on a meat product says "raised with no antibiotics" or "no GMO's", how do we know it's true? Gary Crawford has the answer in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Andy Harig with the Food Marketing Institute. Jeff Canavan with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

A Quick Review of Key Parts of the Tax Law
   2020-02-18 00:02:54.942
In case you've forgotten or have never filed taxes under the new tax law, Gary Crawford has a quick refresher on some of the key aspects of the law. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kristine Tidgren, Director of Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Classic radio comedians, Fibber McGee and Molly

A 45 Year Old Tax Credit Many Eligible Low-Income Families Miss
   2020-02-18 00:02:58.102
Millions of low-income working Americans are missing out on a tax credit that could help them meet their families' needs. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former President's Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton. Ohio State University Extension Consumer Policy expert, Lauren Jones.

You May Qualify for Free In-Person Help with your Taxes
   2020-02-18 00:02:54.262
If you're having trouble trying to figure out your taxes, you may qualify for some free in-person help. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Joanne Bankston, extension economics expert at Kentucky State University. Plus comedians, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

Agriculture Update


A Greater Awareness of Grain Bin Safety
   2020-02-18 00:02:23.516
A recent rise in fatal grain bin accidents has led to increased awareness efforts regarding grain bin safety and safety procedures. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Sonny Perdue. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. *** - STATIONS : National Grain Bin Safety Week is February 16 - 22 ***

A Look at USDA Ten-Year Ag Projections
   2020-02-18 00:02:25.162
What are some of the notable takeaways within the Agriculture Department's latest projections for ag between this year and the year 2029? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economist David Boussios

USDA has Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers
   2020-02-18 00:02:29.603
USDA has announced the availability of two risk management programs to help hemp growers protect their crops. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbre. Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce.

Two Initiatives Addressing Water Quality Issues
   2020-02-18 00:02:25.632
Water quality initiatives supported by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service recently provided funding for specific watershed projects. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Martin Lowenfish of USDA-NRCS

Bringing Together a Blueberry Mechanized Harvester
   2020-02-18 00:02:22.262
Joint research to develop a mechanized harvester for fresh blueberry growers could assist in addressing labor shortages and receiving a premium market price. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lisa DeVetter of Washington State University