The World Trade Organization is in the process of forming a panel to hear US and New Zealand claims of unfair trade restrictions by New Zealand. (Rod Bain. US Trade Representative Michael Froman. New Zealand Ambassador Tim Groser.)
Farmers wishing to be or remain eligible for crop insurance premium support have a June 1 deadline approaching when it comes to conservation compliance forms. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis)
Sometimes the toughest part of selling any product is finding the potential buyers. Now there is a new way to do that for U.S. exporters of agricultural products. (Gary Crawford and Christian Foster)
Christian Foster, with the Office of Trade Programs in USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, saying the new Trade Lead System only connects potential buyers and sellers. It does not handle actual transactions.
Christian Foster, with the Office of Trade Programs in USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, saying that this new online Trade Lead System is free for anyone to use, but is going to be most useful for small or mid-sized U.S. businesses or farmers just wanting to get started in exporting their products.
How is the renewable fuels industry preparing for announcements this year related to the Renewable Fuels Standard? (Rod Bain and Beth Elliott of the National Corn Growers Association)
The latest USDA Cattle on Feed reports notes less cattle placed in feedlots, despite an increase in cattle inventory during the same period. (Rod Bain and livestock analyst Shayle Shagam)
USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam shares details of the May Cattle on Feed report.
What are the some of the factors that reducs or stop backyard poultry hens from laying eggs? (Rod Bain and Theresa Lavergne of Louisiana State University Extension)
If you have a backyard poultry flock, here are some tips to help your hens produce eggs. (Rod Bain and Theresa Lavergne of Louisiana State University Extension)
Rural communities now have easier access to resources to invest in long-term community development. (Susan Carter and Lisa Mensah Under Secretary of USDA Rural Development)
Lisa Mensah, Under Secretary of USDA Rural Development, talks about the shared ideology of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) partners.
By joining the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, organizations and businesses demonstrate their commitment to reducing food waste, helping to feed the hungry in their communities and reducing the environmental impact of wasted food. In this edition of Agriculture USA Susan Carter shows how the Department of Agriculture is doing its part with the release of the new FoodKeeper app. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Christopher Bernstein, Food Safety Educator
Key leaders in the book and library worlds are collaborating in a new way. Susan Carter tells us how technology is being used in an different way. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
One of the best fields for new college graduates is agriculture. Susan Carter who works in ag communications reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden
After the winter many of us have had, we are really ready for summer, but is our home air conditioning system ready? Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bruce Snead, Kansas State University extension engineer.
Cooking on the outdoor grill would seem very simple, but there are a lot of pitfalls that many of us fall into. Gary Crawford has a few in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service Meat and Poultry Hotline.
An expert says now is the time to battle the bagworms. Don't wait until your evergreen plants are destroyed. Gary Crawford learned his lesson on this. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University extension horticulturist.
USDA has just made funding available for the second round of projects in a unique, new, conservation program. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Senator Debbie Stabenow. Colorado Ag. Commissioner Don Brown.
At the halfway point of this fiscal year U.S. agricultural exports were running below last year, pretty much as expected. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Bryce Cooke
Californians in agriculture were conserving water long before mandatory restrictions were put in place. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter. Sandy DuBose, landowner. Frank Stone, farmer and Jenna Brazil, USDA NRCS planner
The agricultural use of drones to do more than just gather farm data from the sky has hit another milestone. Gary Crawford has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ken Giles, agricultural engineer at the University of California at Davis.
Farmers markets are one of the most traditional ways to buy and sell farm products. They are also becoming a new and growing trend. On this edition of AGRICULTURE USA Gary Crawford takes a look at why farmers markets are taking off. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. USDA Marketing Service Administrator Anne Alonzo. Former USDA official, Gus Schumacher. Farmers, Paul Mock and Kathy Debernard. Also some farmers market customers.