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12/20/2016

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    More drivers are getting the chance to buy gasoline blended with more than the usual 10% ethanol. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford is reporting from a gas station in his town. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse. Sheetz Executive Vice President Mike Lorenz. Virginia farmer, Sparky Crossman.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    ***Best if used before the 25th*** U.S. founding father, Alexander Hamilton, is now a big star, thanks to the hit musical, but he hasn't eclipsed Santa in popularity. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA history expert Anne Effland. "Hamilton" Santa music by Eclipse 6.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    Many Christmas tree farmers go out of their way to keep the spirit of the season, despite ice storms and dog invasions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Christmas tree grower, Tom Dull.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    Want to try a little something different for your holiday meal this year? Maybe you'd be down for a goose. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    If you have a garden fanatic or two on your gift list, this report from Gary Crawford may help you find just the right last minute gift for them. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    A multi-partner federal program offers companies opportunity to build their research, and in turn, create new and innovative commercial products. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Greg Tudryn of Ecovative
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    The World Trade Organization has received a second US challenge to Chinese agricultural policy - this time focusing on tariff rate quotas. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. US Trade Representative Michael Froman. USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    The Agriculture Secretary recently explained the intent and some history behind proposed updates to the Packers and Stockyards Act. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    Agricultural exports began a rally late in fiscal year 2016 and it seems to be continuing into 2017. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bryce Cooke, USDA economist.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 20, 2016
    USDA recently studied the factors behind a decade long period of growth for our nation's dairy exports, and similarly, a decline last year. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and economist Jerry Cessna

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