Several researchers nationally and globally are taking specific pieces of the the puzzle that somehow are linked to the mysterious disease in honeybees - Colony Collapse Disorder. Rod Bain takes a look at two examples of this research, and more in this edition of "Agriculture USA".
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Steve Sheppard of Washington State University, Greg Hunt of Purdue University
USDA plays a role in oversight of exhibits that brings the world of butterflies to visitors. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Wayne Wehling of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Sam Trophia of the Key West Butterfly Conservatory
An energy expert getting your home air conditioner checked out now will save you money and possible breakdowns later. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bruce Snead, extension engineer at Kansas State University.
Ticks are showing up much earlier than normal this year and Gary Crawford has this report on how to keep ticks off your yard and off you.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. John Carroll, USDA research entomologist.
It's been nearly 60 years since the U.S. poultry inspection system has been upgraded. Susan Carter offers proposed changes and benefits in this report.
PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen
Fears of well below normal snowpack and runoff from the main source of California's agricultural water supply is slowly subsiding. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, and USDA Meteorologists Brad Rippey and Eric Luebehusen
Two federal government agencies are joining forces to try to boost education in rural areas. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.