Daily Newsline http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/ Daily Radio Newsline presented by the United States Department of Agriculture en no Daily Radio Newsline presented by the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Communications USDA Radio Newsline USDA Radio Service usdaradio@oc.usda.gov Above Average Acres Burned By Wildfire This Year http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35562017 Significant wildfire activity in the nation's Southern tier these first three months of 2017 has resulted in the number of acres burned being well above average for this time of year. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Significant wildfire activity in the nation's Southern tier these first three months of 2017 has resulted in the number of acres burned being well above average for this time of year. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.794 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_978478FE67F8420C8CD200E76D4B9D73.MP3" Will Lower Farm Prices Generate Greater Farm Bill Interest? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35292017 There may be a silver lining to low commodity prices, according to some ag leaders. It's a silver lining connected to creating a new Farm Bill. (Rod Bain. Mary Kay Thatcher of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Rob Larew of the National Farmers Union.) There may be a silver lining to low commodity prices, according to some ag leaders. It's a silver lining connected to creating a new Farm Bill. (Rod Bain. Mary Kay Thatcher of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Rob Larew of the National Farmers Union.) Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.689 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_3830412E24574A7EA0FE8AFBE91DBF06.MP3" U.S. Beef Exports Expected to Rise This Year http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35592017 The export market is becoming more important to U.S. beef producers. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam) The export market is becoming more important to U.S. beef producers. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam) Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:59.533 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_59C08BF550A54B89AB800AFEDC828E79.MP3" We Are Eating More Beef http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35612017 A decades-long downward trend in per person consumption of a popular food item may finally be reversing itself. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam) A decades-long downward trend in per person consumption of a popular food item may finally be reversing itself. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam) Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:59.036 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_1E4F408730F84B1F94FC017FB5873B1A.MP3" Actuality: Americans Expected to Boost Meat and Poultry Consumption http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35622017 Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, talking about projections that Americans will increase their consumption of red meat and poultry this year, reversing a decline that started in 2007. Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, talking about projections that Americans will increase their consumption of red meat and poultry this year, reversing a decline that started in 2007. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:18.181 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_8C6AE8E164704FBD83B025823207A5F1.MP3" A Unique Approach to "Growing" Farming Leaders http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35632017 One man in rural Virginia has come up with something that he hopes will help develop the leadership and communication skills of farmers and others involved in agriculture. (Gary Crawford and Jesse Martin) ***note to broadcasters--the event this past weekend took place in Weyers Cave, Virginia at a community college there. Weyers pronounced Weee-ers.** One man in rural Virginia has come up with something that he hopes will help develop the leadership and communication skills of farmers and others involved in agriculture. (Gary Crawford and Jesse Martin) ***note to broadcasters--the event this past weekend took place in Weyers Cave, Virginia at a community college there. Weyers pronounced Weee-ers.** Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:01:00.029 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_CB0BC896F3964568A369A5DFF9478F21.MP3" Cooking Safe-To-Eat Meatballs http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/34912017 Researchers have been trying to come up with the best ways to cook meatballs to assure proper internal temperatures and kill harmful bacteria. (Rod Bain. Researchers Anna Porto-Fett and John Luchansky) Researchers have been trying to come up with the best ways to cook meatballs to assure proper internal temperatures and kill harmful bacteria. (Rod Bain. Researchers Anna Porto-Fett and John Luchansky) Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.742 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_46750299D3DF4BDC9B1F9D274B809BE0.MP3" Actuality: Challenges In Cooking Safe-To-Eat Meatballs http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/34922017 USDA researcher, John Luchansky, discusses the challenges in cooking meatballs to a proper internal temperature to kill pathogens. USDA researcher, John Luchansky, discusses the challenges in cooking meatballs to a proper internal temperature to kill pathogens. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:46.315 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_59FC4475FBF04B3188E90F855EB92D37.MP3" Feedlot Placements Last Month Below a Year Ago http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35572017 Analysts expect lower cattle prices despite lower February placements into feedlots than February a year ago. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam) Analysts expect lower cattle prices despite lower February placements into feedlots than February a year ago. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:59.689 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0F0D3960FD524448B5AFB6F872AF8197.MP3" Actuality: Some Key Numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed Report http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35582017 Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, with the key numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed report. Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, with the key numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed report. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:20.297 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_67B9872AA1EC4E0FAD7CACF6E81CCEBA.MP3" Weather Relief For Southern Plains Wildfire Region? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35542017 The weather conditions behind early March wildfires and the continued wildfire threat in the Southern Plains should improve and bring needed moisture. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) The weather conditions behind early March wildfires and the continued wildfire threat in the Southern Plains should improve and bring needed moisture. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.350 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_48B610F879C7495D93071E6C29D97791.MP3" USDA Offers Grants to Combat Crop-Ruining Pests http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35552017 USDA is seeking proposals for research grants to fight pests that ruin crops. (Stephanie Ho and NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy) USDA is seeking proposals for research grants to fight pests that ruin crops. (Stephanie Ho and NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:59.820 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_A1342F97CA3842B3A7D23ED78BDC870D.MP3" Learning About Hungry Pests at D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Festival http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35502017 USDA is taking advantage of visitors coming to see Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms to raise public awareness of hungry pests that destroy crops and forests. (Stephanie Ho; APHIS official Abbey Powell; visitors Raena and Monette) USDA is taking advantage of visitors coming to see Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms to raise public awareness of hungry pests that destroy crops and forests. (Stephanie Ho; APHIS official Abbey Powell; visitors Raena and Monette) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:55.144 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_DC7E155E3E0749A28C920AEC06425AAD.MP3" USDA Has Its Own "Hidden Figures" -- Women Workers Who Made A Difference http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35532017 NASA is not the only US agency that has relied on women in key positions at critical points in history. (Stephanie Ho and AQI National Coordinator Bob Griffin) NASA is not the only US agency that has relied on women in key positions at critical points in history. (Stephanie Ho and AQI National Coordinator Bob Griffin) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:59.872 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_BF0EDCF66E204220A2AD02CE43A7EF5B.MP3" USDA Releases New Retail Food Price Forecast http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35522017 USDA has brought out a new supermarket food price forecast for this year. (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns) USDA has brought out a new supermarket food price forecast for this year. (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:01:00.029 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_BA5AF4286DCC4013AD5CF954A9B86E04.MP3" Actuality: A Look at Price Trends for Food Eaten Away from Home http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35512017 Annemarie Kuhns, USDA food price analyst, talking about why food prices at restaurants have continued to increase at a 2.5% yearly clip, while food bought at grocery stores last year fell by 1.3%. Annemarie Kuhns, USDA food price analyst, talking about why food prices at restaurants have continued to increase at a 2.5% yearly clip, while food bought at grocery stores last year fell by 1.3%. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:56.633 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_6E7C4EA5839A474C8CAA917FBB387661.MP3" Changes to Grocery Store Layouts and Products May Be on the Way http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/35102017 The rise in online sales of some grocery products may be about to bring on a change in the layout of your local supermarket and in the products it carries. (Gary Crawford and Andrew Harig) The rise in online sales of some grocery products may be about to bring on a change in the layout of your local supermarket and in the products it carries. (Gary Crawford and Andrew Harig) Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:01:00.029 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0F1E45E951B44380B4A4442B660998A0.MP3"