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06/20/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    Excitement abounds as China appears ready to import US beef for the first time in well over a decade. What might this mean for our nation's beef producers and processors? Rod Bain looks at the potential of China as a customer of U.S. beef in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Agricultural Marketing Service Deputy Administrator Craig Morris. University of Missouri livestock analyst Scott Brown. Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    What can we do to help stop the decline in the number of pollinators? An expert says plant things pollinators will like. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Annie Ceccarini, USDA People's Garden program coordinator.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    A USDA conservation technician in Louisiana covers a lot of terrain ... both in his work and as he competes in a popular television program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Guy Patout.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    Each American back in the year 2000 consumed an average of 3 pounds of fresh pineapple. Today it's up to 7 pounds. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Plus Lotte Lenya and Jack Gilford from the original cast of Cabaret.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    Although fewer tart cherries could be produced this year, there should still be plenty of cherries to go around. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    What are some things homeowners with a private well should know about assuring a safe and quality water supply? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jason Barrett of Mississippi State University Extension
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    What are some of the requirements agreed upon by the US and China to allow our beef back into their marketplace? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agricultural Marketing Service Deputy Administrator Craig Morris. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    How has China's market and consumers changed from 2003 - the last time US beef was exported to that nation? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agricultural Marketing Service Deputy Administrator Craig Morris. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. University of Missouri livestock analyst Scott Brown. Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    What can be done to boost the prosperity of farmers and rural economies? A special task force is at work to answer that question. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 20, 2017
    Have farmers actually planted as many acres to soybeans as they indicated they would back in March? We'll soon know. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Joe Parsons, Chairman of the USDA's Statistics Board. (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

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