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The Agriculture Secretary says data driven advice is what he brings to the President when discussing ag trade within possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)
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The consideration process is now underway for potential nominees for USDA leadership positions such as Deputy Secretary and several Under Secretary posts. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)
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Visits and meetings with farmers and USDA staff, the President and lawmakers, have made up a busy first week in office for the new Agriculture Secretary. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)
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The devastating disease known as Citrus Greening is transmitted by a tiny little insect. (Stephanie Ho; APHIS Florida State Operations Coordinator Eduardo Varona; NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy)
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APHIS Florida State Operations Coordinator Eduardo Varona says the insect that causes the devastating Citrus Greening disease could travel to other states.
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APHIS Florida State Operations Coordinator Eduardo Varona says the public can help fight hungry pests by respecting quarantine restrictions.
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California almond and walnut growers this season expect not only record crops but continued high consumer demand for both commodities. (Rod Bain and USDA economist Agnes Perez)
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How can you prepare and store Vidalia and other in-season sweet onions for your enjoyment this Spring? (Rod Bain and Julie-Garden Robinson of North Dakota State University Extension)
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Few places in the country have a shortage of topsoil moisture, which correlates to low drought numbers. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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Is it better to have too much or too little topsoil moisture? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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For the northern part of the country, there may be too much moisture in the topsoil. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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What role might above average production in Florida and freeze impacted crops in Georgia have for US blueberry production, price, and consumer demand? (Rod Bain and USDA economist Agnes Perez)
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The nation over the next few weeks will be introduced to a new Secretary of Agriculture. So who is Sonny Perdue? In his own words he discusses his public service including terms as Governor of Georgia, his experience as an agribusiness owner, and some of his passions including his family. Rod Bain reports in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Sonny Perdue
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Most nutritionists suggest we have a moderate and balanced diet, but many of us are not following that suggestion. 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.
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What are teens eating and where are they getting a lot of their food? Here are some surprising answers from surveys of rural teens. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Alison Gustafson, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky.
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As more local beef producers are creating value-added products and marketeing opportunities, and in turn, increased choices for consumers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Holland Jr. of University of Tennessee Extension
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Have you ever done something really crazy to your lawn or trees that turned out to be a disaster? Well, you're not alone. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert.
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It's the time of year when homeowners are loading up on mulch. What's the best kind of mulch, and the best way to apply it? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert Dennis Patton.
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USDA is helping American ag businesses tap into markets in the Middle East and North Africa. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Mark Slupek, Deputy Trade Administrator, FAS Office of Trade Programs. President Trump. Egyptian President Al-Sisi.
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When it comes to young people being injured or killed on American farms, the news is both encouraging and discouraging. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marsha Salzwedel, with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
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What are some ideas to advance successful conservation initiatives and partnerships through a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Former Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White. Suzy Friedman of the Environmental Defense Fund. Tina May of Land O'Lakes. Eric Lindstrom of Ducks Unlimited.
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A Virginia turkey farmer is proving that converting a large poultry operation to solar power is not just possible; it's a "no brainer". Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and David Hughes, a Virginia turkey producer.
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A beef producer expanding into value-added production and marketing opportunities may have some challenges starting out. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Holland Jr. of University of Tennessee Extension
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