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 Perdue On USDA Data And Counsel On NAFTA Renegotiations http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37832017 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) 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) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.742 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_743EDC2DFAE14A2E8EC5E9C982C3EE2B.MP3" The Next Phase Of USDA Leadership Appointments http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37822017 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) 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) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.977 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_03C74E9A2B0F4A42AE186EBAF852068F.MP3" First Week In Review For Ag Secretary Perdue http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37842017 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) 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) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.872 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_25089841D7E1414AADF5F7C8DDE2E964.MP3" Citrus Greening is Caused By a Tiny Pest http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37702017 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) 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) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:59.924 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_2B9472FA52E542638BF8B50AE0241051.MP3" Actuality: Citrus Greening Threatens Other States, Not Just Florida http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37722017 APHIS Florida State Operations Coordinator Eduardo Varona says the insect that causes the devastating Citrus Greening disease could travel to other states. APHIS Florida State Operations Coordinator Eduardo Varona says the insect that causes the devastating Citrus Greening disease could travel to other states. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:38.112 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_01BC14A70BE24E468D9C3B9427C2EE92.MP3" Actuality: Respect Quarantines to Help Keep Pests Out http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37712017 APHIS Florida State Operations Coordinator Eduardo Varona says the public can help fight hungry pests by respecting quarantine restrictions. APHIS Florida State Operations Coordinator Eduardo Varona says the public can help fight hungry pests by respecting quarantine restrictions. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:42.788 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_FC391937CF4D4D91A899DA9CDF89F47A.MP3" Record Production Expected For Almonds And Walnuts http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37682017 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) 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) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.585 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_3C4E06B109424F6E82D59C832D0B40A5.MP3" Storage And Prep Tips For Vidalia Onions http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37812017 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) 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) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.637 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_25552C87BA124EE68A6D6A80BCB0979F.MP3" Drought in US At Seven Year Low http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37772017 Few places in the country have a shortage of topsoil moisture, which correlates to low drought numbers. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Few places in the country have a shortage of topsoil moisture, which correlates to low drought numbers. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:01:00.029 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0E16283581034CBFA40E25896244AFC1.MP3" Topsoil Moisture is a Double-Edged Sword http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37782017 Is it better to have too much or too little topsoil moisture? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Is it better to have too much or too little topsoil moisture? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:51.931 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_029D1C9634254239A3110BB152377AA9.MP3" Surplus of Topsoil Moisture Across Northern US http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37762017 For the northern part of the country, there may be too much moisture in the topsoil. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey) For the northern part of the country, there may be too much moisture in the topsoil. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:59.794 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_35EC22D944AA4C3DA6A912328378E5DB.MP3" Mixed Production Possibility In Blueberry Outlook http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37662017 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) 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) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.506 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_E99029D52118436CAD2CF8250E87690E.MP3" Livestock Producers Receive More Price-Wise In March http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37802017 USDA's latest Ag Prices Report shows an overall increase in prices received, boosted primarily by what happened with the March livestock index. (Rod Bain) USDA's latest Ag Prices Report shows an overall increase in prices received, boosted primarily by what happened with the March livestock index. (Rod Bain) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.742 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_AEA3E51F1ECA4ABE8A10F21788C40A48.MP3" Ag Research Behind Major Scientific Breakthroughs http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37622017 A new video series show how USDA research facilities have historically contributed to major scientific advances, such as mass production of penicillin. (Rod Bain and microbiologist Steven Peterson) A new video series show how USDA research facilities have historically contributed to major scientific advances, such as mass production of penicillin. (Rod Bain and microbiologist Steven Peterson) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:01:00.133 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0879A16854404B4EBF2D34FD0554B119.MP3" Getting Strawberries Ready For Spring Time Serving http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37462017 Many of us enjoy strawberries, especially in Spring when they are in season, but how should we store and prepare them? (Rod Bain and Julie Garden-Robinson of North Dakota State University Extension) Many of us enjoy strawberries, especially in Spring when they are in season, but how should we store and prepare them? (Rod Bain and Julie Garden-Robinson of North Dakota State University Extension) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.506 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_03B634157F06404ABF66E2EC134B1D2E.MP3" Learning About Ag - From Children's Perspectives http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37792017 National Take Your Child To Work Day provided multiple educational opportunities for children at USDA Headquarters Thursday. (Rod Bain and several participants of USDA's "Take Your Child To Work Day" event) National Take Your Child To Work Day provided multiple educational opportunities for children at USDA Headquarters Thursday. (Rod Bain and several participants of USDA's "Take Your Child To Work Day" event) Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.663 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_63686FA6F2A443A4B8279DA4454BBEBB.MP3" Retail Beef Prices Still Falling http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37442017 Rising beef production is causing falling retail prices. (Gary Crawford, Senicaa Herron and Annemarie Kuhns) Rising beef production is causing falling retail prices. (Gary Crawford, Senicaa Herron and Annemarie Kuhns) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:57.861 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_5EEB8BB3334B473FB4320E9F22F92BDB.MP3" Plenty Of Strawberries Should Be Available This Year http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37632017 California strawberry production should be at least the same as last year, which in turn should feed continued consumer demand for fresh berries. (Rod Bain and USDA economist Agnes Perez) California strawberry production should be at least the same as last year, which in turn should feed continued consumer demand for fresh berries. (Rod Bain and USDA economist Agnes Perez) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:58.880 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_2DB187677D3E4A81A3DE1B3E8DAAB866.MP3" Actuality: Early Season Strawberry Production And Price Perspective http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37642017 USDA economist Agnes Perez discusses strawberry production and supply, as well as grower prices, over the first three months of the year. USDA economist Agnes Perez discusses strawberry production and supply, as well as grower prices, over the first three months of the year. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:54.517 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_51D3E713E9B04208946AEE220536A605.MP3" Farm Use of Drones Is "Taking Off". http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37672017 Drones are quickly becoming a more common tool of today's producers. (Gary Crawford and Kevin Cubbage) Drones are quickly becoming a more common tool of today's producers. (Gary Crawford and Kevin Cubbage) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:01:00.029 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0340E8217C1C4E2789795ACB23CB103C.MP3" Today's Pest? The Asian Long Horned Beetle http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37652017 The public has been very helpful in helping USDA combat a pest known as the Asian Long Horned Beetle. (Stephanie Ho, NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy and APHIS Florida State Coordinator Eduardo Varona) The public has been very helpful in helping USDA combat a pest known as the Asian Long Horned Beetle. (Stephanie Ho, NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy and APHIS Florida State Coordinator Eduardo Varona) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:01:00.055 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B8617618BCBB4F80A732611945FEDD56.MP3" Actuality: If You Move Firewood, You May be Spreading Hungry Pests http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37692017 NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy urges people not to move firewood around the country because they may unwittingly help spread pests like the Asian Long Horned Beetle. NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy urges people not to move firewood around the country because they may unwittingly help spread pests like the Asian Long Horned Beetle. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:23.040 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_EA5C95A267B94DE39C58B6FE42BDB4DF.MP3" Getting Asparagus Ready For Spring Time Cooking http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37382017 What are some ways to store and prepare asparagus for enjoyment throughout the Spring? (Rod Bain and Julie Garden-Robinson of North Dakota State University Extension) What are some ways to store and prepare asparagus for enjoyment throughout the Spring? (Rod Bain and Julie Garden-Robinson of North Dakota State University Extension) Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:01:00.133 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_1489113528174B3E91B7D655EB6AE35A.MP3" USDA Welcomes Its New Secretary http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37542017 Sonny Perdue made his first visit to USDA headquarters as Agriculture Secretary Tuesday, after being sworn in to the position earlier in the day. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue) Sonny Perdue made his first visit to USDA headquarters as Agriculture Secretary Tuesday, after being sworn in to the position earlier in the day. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.977 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_BBAB5BD658E54AA5B3553AFC8F2A9408.MP3" Ag And Rural Prosperity In America Executive Order http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37562017 New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spent his first afternoon in office as part of a Presidential farmer's roundtable in which President Trump signed an ag and rural economy executive order. (Rod Bain and President Donald Trump) New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spent his first afternoon in office as part of a Presidential farmer's roundtable in which President Trump signed an ag and rural economy executive order. (Rod Bain and President Donald Trump) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 RBAIN no 00:00:59.350 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_5D7E7925821A46B89A3ECA0D4F79D79D.MP3" Perdue Ready to Get to Work and Remove Obstacles to Farmers http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37552017 The new Agriculture Secretary says he wants USDA to remove obstacles to farmers and their success. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue) The new Agriculture Secretary says he wants USDA to remove obstacles to farmers and their success. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:59.219 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_7A6F318DAC5142D89B34F0C764BAD332.MP3" New and Former Ag. Secretaries Praise USDA Employees http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37592017 A former Agriculture Secretary has praise for the new Secretary and for USDA career workers. (Gary Crawford, former Sec'y John Block and Sec'y Sonny Perdue) A former Agriculture Secretary has praise for the new Secretary and for USDA career workers. (Gary Crawford, former Sec'y John Block and Sec'y Sonny Perdue) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:59.533 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_E852169EC6AC4C7A8BE0C127F18A7301.MP3" Cold Weather Could Threaten Winter Wheat http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37572017 Winter wheat is heading ahead of schedule, which means it is vulnerable to late freezing temperatures. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Winter wheat is heading ahead of schedule, which means it is vulnerable to late freezing temperatures. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:59.924 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_DB67CD5F858D4CFF9F165D6BF3B27D39.MP3" April Showers Bring ..... "Comma Heads"? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37582017 USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, refers to storms as comma heads, because that's what the weather patterns look like on paper. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, refers to storms as comma heads, because that's what the weather patterns look like on paper. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:59.924 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_703C5B6D87E74422BB4631DD6111B719.MP3" Weather Not a Huge Problem Yet for Planting http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37602017 USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, gives the good news and the not so good news about planting. (Stephanie Ho and Brad Rippey) USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, gives the good news and the not so good news about planting. (Stephanie Ho and Brad Rippey) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:54.073 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_2EBFCA4C75A74331A884F8B230CF48D6.MP3" Actuality: Weather Forecast May 2-8 http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37612017 USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, sees more rain in the forecast. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, sees more rain in the forecast. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 SHO no 00:00:57.521 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_761401BE1BE14A6498F89E39DCA455C8.MP3" Food Price Inflation May Be Nil This Year, or Nearly Nil http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37422017 What can food shoppers expect to see with regard to prices this year? (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns) What can food shoppers expect to see with regard to prices this year? (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns) Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:57.991 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B0C43819A9034DE6B0F5139C51E67D7A.MP3" Actuality: Two Factors Helping Curb Food Price Hikes http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/37412017 Annemarie Kuhns, USDA economist, giving two of the factors that are helping to keep food prices from rising very much. Annemarie Kuhns, USDA economist, giving two of the factors that are helping to keep food prices from rising very much. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:30 GCRAWFOR no 00:00:42.684 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_5F3C797DEA1F4A928596745993849182.MP3"