Stay Connected   USDA In Facebook USDA In Twitter USDA In Youtube USDA govdelivery USDA In Flickr USDA RSS
Stay Connected
 


Weekly Radio Features
from 03/03/2015
Please click on the Title for more details and audio


TITLE
Organic crop and livestock producers have their own set of constraints based on the way they produce their goods - no use of pesticides or fertilizers, for example. So how can they address these challenges and raise products to meet a growing consumer demand? The answer is research. Rod Bain presents some examples of what's happening with organic research in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy 
RBAIN 00:04:59  


FUN TECHNOLOGY HELPING TO MAKE INROADS IN CHILD OBESITY
Nutrition researchers and human behavior experts are teaming up to use technology to change our bad eating habits. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Daryl Buchholz with Kansas State Univeristy Extension. Joanne Kinsey, with Rutgers University Extension. Dr. Debbe Thompson, with USDA's Agricultural Research Service at Baylor University. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:54  

HELPING RESTAURANTS TO SERVE US SAFE FOODS
When you go to a restaurant, you have to trust that your food is being handled safely. Many restaurants get special training on that. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ohio State Extension food safety educator, Linnette Goard. Plus comedians Robert Woolsey and W.C. Fields. 
GCRAWFOR 00:03:00  

"EXPOSURE" TO VETERINARY PRACTICE IN THE FIELD
A USDA program that assists veterinarian students with loan repayment in exchange for practicing in underserved areas seems familiar. Rod Bain report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Gary Sherman of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Cast members from "Northern Exposure" 
RBAIN 00:02:47  

CHECK YOUR CAR INSURANCE POLICY AND SAVE MONEY
There are several ways that you may be able to save on your car insurance. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Betsy DeMatteo of Ohio State University Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:57  

GIFT IDEAS FOR SENIORS IN SMALL PLACES
If you have a senior loved one or friend that lives in an apartment or care facility, here are some gift ideas to consider. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tammy Roberts of University of Missouri Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:48  


DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR KEY PART OF NEW FARM BILL FARM PROGRAMS
If you are enrolling in either one of the new Farm Bill farm programs, you now have more time to update base acres or yield history. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack 
RBAIN 00:02:29  

CSP ENROLLMENT DEADLINES TO CONSIDER
There are March dates to consider if you are enrolling new acreage, or reenrolling acres, in a popular USDA conservation program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mark Rose of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service 
RBAIN 00:02:06  

A SPECIALTY CROP VIEW FROM THE CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE
A report based on 2012 Census of Agriculture data reveals a composite look at specialty crops, their growers and the industry. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service 
RBAIN 00:02:29  

BRINGING VETERINARIANS TO UNDERSERVED AREAS
In some areas food animal populations are large but veterinarian service is sparse. USDA is trying to correct that situation. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Gary Sherman of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture 
RBAIN 00:02:15  

EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH ADDRESSING ORGANIC CONSTRAINTS
Organic agriculture faces built in challenges that USDA research is helping to overcome. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Sonny Ramaswamy 
RBAIN 00:02:29