Another case of BSE in the US, the fourth since 2003, was announced recently … found in a California dairy cow. But unlike the high concern of the first case, this time BSE safeguards to prevent the disease from entering the food supply, and proactive reassurance to consumers and markets appears to have calmed concerns and keep markets stable. Rod Bain and Gary Crawford look at these efforts in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Former Secretary Ann Veneman, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, Cornell University Professor Martin Wiedmann, Mike Taylor of the Food and Drug Administration
In tight times many of us would like to save money on meals, but one expert says many people don't know how to do that. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Karen Ensle, Rutgers University extension nutrtion educator.
The recent case of BSE in a dairy cow shows how protections work, from both food safety and consumer confidence standpoints. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, Cornell University Professor Martin Wiedmann, Secretary Tom Vilsack
What could be the potential for wildfire in particular parts of the country this year? Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Ed Delgado of the National Interagency Fire Center, Secretary Tom Vilsack, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell
One expert says most of us don't realize how truly out of whack our diets are. Gary Crawford has this report.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Rutgers University extension nutrition expert, Dr. Karen Ensle. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Study continues on how the potential effects of climate change could impact the economy of agriculture on multiple levels. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Elizabeth Marshall of USDA's Economic Research Service
Reactions from trading partners, commodity markets, and consumers show confidence in US beef safety, after news of a BSE case. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
We are beginning to see proposals from lawmakers for the so called "farm" bill, and we are seeing reactions to those proposals. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Under Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse. Larry the Cable Guy.
Paintings of 28 former Agriculture Secretaries hang at the USDA in Washington and now there's a new one on display. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former President George W. Bush. Former Agriculture Secy' Ed Schafer. Former Deputy Ag. Secy' Chuck Connor. Current Ag. Secy' Tom Vilsack.