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12/27/2016

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    As Tom Vilsack serves his final days as the thirtieth US Secretary of Agriculture, he has assessed accomplishments - both those of the Department he has led as well as his own - over the last eight years. Rod Bain explains how the Secretary measures those achievements, and looks at some of the highlights in the Vilsack administration, in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. US Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    The portrait of Tom Vilsack that will hang at USDA reveals glimpses of his career, and his tenure as Agriculture Secretary. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. US Senator Pat Roberts (R - KS).
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    Farmers today are generating billions of dollars in sales by selling direct to their local consumers, institutions and retailers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Joe Parsons with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Elanor Starmer, Administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    Several businesses, non-profit groups, government agencies and commodity organizations are contributing to efforts to reduce food waste. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Diane Holdorf of The Kellogg Company. Agricultural Marketing Service Associate Administrator Bruce Summers. Chef Dave Zino of the Cattlemen's Beef Board.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    A long standing US Forest Service program awards grants for innovations in the wood products industry, from fuel to construction. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Steve Marshall of the US Forest Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    Our consumption of cauliflower has remained very small for decades, but that might be changing as new uses are discovered. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Melanie Moore with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Also comedian, tenor and stooge, Curly Howard.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    Two December announcements highlight US efforts in recent years to increase ag trade enforcement actions, and in turn, improve market access. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. US Trade Representative Michael Froman. US Representatives Rick Larsen (D) and Dave Reichert (R) of Washington State. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    How many farmers are selling their products directly to local customers and how much money are those sales generating? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Joe Parsons with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Elanor Starmer, Administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    2016 saw farmers turn out record production of crops and livestock products, but there have been negative side effects. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Also Jimmy Stewart from It's a Wonderful Life.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 27, 2016
    A special program is providing USDA and its local stakeholders with money to protect agriculture from pests and diseases. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Michael Tadle, with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

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