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08/08/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    As the US and companion nations in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiate this trade deal, what are some of the objectives for both our nation's negotiators, and the American farm and food sectors, when it comes to agricultural trade with Canada and Mexico? Rod Bain looks at ag based objectives in the upcoming NAFTA modernization talks in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Colorado Farm Bureau Federation President Don Shawcroft. Reggie Brown of the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange. William Westman of the North American Meat Institute. Ben Conner of US Wheat Associates. Melissa San Miguel of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    The nation's beekeepers are trying to create new bee colonies to keep up with continued losses of those colonies. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Joshua O'Rear, USDA statistician. Jay Evans, with USDA's bee research laboratory in Maryland.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    Schools are serving nutritious meals to kids. One expert says if we are packing a lunch for our kids, we should do the same. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University Extension food and nutrition specialist.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    A total eclipse of the sun can be a little frightening if you don't know what's happening. That's why Stephanie Ho tells you more about it. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Vanessa Griffin, NOAA. Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Heidi McAllister, US Forest Service. Clips from Bugs Bunny and "Little Shop of Horrors" movie.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the last two U.S. territories that is seeking to join the U.S. Drought Monitor system. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. University of the Virgin Islands student interns, Aseel Mustafa and Calwyn Morton. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    Americans are eating more blackberries than ever before. Gary Crawford has a report that may offer some reasons for the recent surge in consumption. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski, with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    The Agriculture Secretary visited with farmers in the upper Midwest -- in the first, but not the last, listening tour road trip to hear about ag concerns on the ground. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    A new report highlights some of the practical benefits coming from last year's USDA sponsored research. Gary Crawford has examples in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. Dr. Ann Bartuska, Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    What are some of the objectives US negotiators will have in modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement in the context of ag trade? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Randy Gordon of the National Grain and Feed Association. Don Shawcroft of the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation. William Westman of the North American Meat Institute. Pat Binder of Cargill. Melissa San Miguel of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 8, 2017
    In the midst of low farm commodity prices and falling incomes, what's happening to the value of farmland? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Seth Meyer, Chairman of USDA's Outlook Board. Plus actor, Gene Hackman, as Lex Luthor

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