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  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    All stakeholders - from producers to consumers, regulators and scientists, are relying more on the tricks and tools of big data as means to assure our food is safe and protected from food borne disease and bacteria. Rod Bain takes a look at the discussion about, and some examples of, big data in action as a food safety measure in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Food Safety and Inspection Service Deputy Administrator Al Almanza. Todd Reed of FSIS. Vice-President of WalMart Frank Yiannas. University of California ag economist Tim Beatty.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    Grasshopper outbreaks can cause havoc to your backyard garden or pasture, so how can you control these potential pests? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Bob Hammon of Colorado State University Extension
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    This spring may see farmers putting in more cotton, but ultimately getting a little lower price for it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lyman Stone, USDA analyst.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    A food industry insider says information and tech connected to big data and data sharing will forward food safety efforts significantly. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Frank Yiannas of WalMart
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    Fast action may have stopped in its tracks an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a Tennessee chicken house. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Jack Shere, Deputy Administrator of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    An early start to Spring in the Eastern two-thirds of the country raises the threat of a spring freeze that could damage crops and trees. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    Snowpack accumulations in the Sierra-Nevada mountains are at very high levels this season, making measuring the snow a challenge. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, plus a Christmas prospector from the Yukon.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    An expert says if you are looking for a tax preparer, look carefully and choose wisely. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Joanne Bankston, Kentucky State University Extension family finance expert. Plus classic comedians, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Groucho Marx and Chico Marx.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    We will soon have a better idea of what farmers intend to plant this spring. USDA is conducting farmer surveys right now. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Joe Parsons with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. With a brief cameo by USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    An open source of big data on balancing farmland productivity and conservation is now available through a smartphone app. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA soil scientist Jeff Herrick

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