Both Senate and House versions of a Trade Promotion Authority bill are approved in committees of respective chambers. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)
US and European Union negotiators of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership offered there take on a recent European Commission proposal. (Rod Bain. Assistant US Trade Representative Dan Mullaney. EU Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia-Bercero. )
The latest USDA Food Price Outlook shows we paid less for food last month, but still expect an overall increase in what we pay compared to last year. (Rod Bain and economist Annemarie Kuhns)
USDA economist Annemarie Kuhns explains the downward adjustment of fruit and vegetable price forecasts from the previous month in the latest USDA Food Price Outlook.
Most of the increase in meat prices in the supermarket comes from rising prices in beef, due to several factors. (Rod Bain and USDA economist Annemarie Kuhns)
The nation's pork producers may do something this year that they haven't done in over six decades. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam)
Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, outlining some factors behind the expected 6% boost in pork output this year.
USDA's latest Cattle on Feed report reveals signs that producers are starting to build their inventories back up. (Rod Bain and livestock analyst Shayle Shagam)
USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam provides the trends by category in the latest Cattle on Feed report.
USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam looks at why marketings of fed cattle were the lowest for March since the Cattle on Feed report series began in 1996.
USDA has a new initiative for building blocks for climate change. (Susan Carter and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)
White House and USDA leaders explain the threats of climate change. (Susan Carter, Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to the President and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)
Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, is in the news these days, but it's far from being the only acronym in an alphabet soup of trade language and lingo. Rod Bain looks at some of the letter combinations of trade and what they mean in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. US Trade Representative Michael Froman. US Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). European Union Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. USDA Under Secretary Ed Avalos. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
Trade Promotion Authority - used by US Presidents in some form for decades - provides business and consumers opportunities through trade. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. US Trade Representative Michael Froman. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Restaurant chains will soon be required to show calorie information on menu boards and menus, but will we use that information? Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Agriculture Department economists, Christian Gregory and Hayden Stewart.
There's a special radio we should all have in our homes that could save our lives when severe weather threatens. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. John Simenesky with the National Weather Service. Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama.
For the first time in 50 years, an Arizona forest ranger district has achieved one year without having a single human-caused wildfire. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Ed Hiatt and Quentin Johnson of the US Forest Service
Research is showing you can make safe compost material out of solids from wastewater treatment plants. Some places are doing it now. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Craig Cogger of Washington State University Extension
A Trade Promotion Authority bill before the Senate is another example of why ag trade is like a bowl of alphabet soup. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. US Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. US Trade Representative Michael Froman. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
Opportunities abound for US ag exports through trade deals, but such deals could also mean more competition globally. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jason Hafemeister of USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service
The nation's pork producers may do something this year that they haven't done in over six decades. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst.
There are things to consider if you are a farmer planting spring forage. In this report Rod Bain talks about those things with an Extension expert. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Keith Johnson of Purdue University Extension
More farmers worldwide are boosting their production and marketing efforts by using big data to follow local weather variables. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and climatologist, John Corbett