Weekly Features http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/ Weekly Radio Features presented by the United States Department of Agriculture en no Weekly Radio Features presented by the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Communications USDA Radio Features USDA Radio Service usdaradio@oc.usda.gov Recommendations and Road Map for Rural Prosperity http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111112329 How can rural America and agriculture connect to a path of greater prosperity? A White House Task Force studying the matter has released its report and recommendations for action. Rod Bain looks at the report and its findings in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. How can rural America and agriculture connect to a path of greater prosperity? A White House Task Force studying the matter has released its report and recommendations for action. Rod Bain looks at the report and its findings in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 RBAIN no 04:59.9 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_BE9C1218DA1544138E325A844A0920F9.MP3" A "FarmTownStrong" Approach to Rural Opioid Crisis http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/465318 Two of the nation's leading farm groups are joining forces to combat the epidemic of opioid addiction in rural America. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. Two of the nation's leading farm groups are joining forces to combat the epidemic of opioid addiction in rural America. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 RBAIN no 00:02:54.027 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_78ED6B4493A74F3DADCC535E6E9B32B3.MP3" Inside Egg Grading and Inspection http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/466018 Ever wonder how the eggs you buy at the store are graded? Rod Bain talks with an egg grader who sheds some light on this process. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Michelle Degenhart of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service Ever wonder how the eggs you buy at the store are graded? Rod Bain talks with an egg grader who sheds some light on this process. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Michelle Degenhart of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 RBAIN no 00:02:36.003 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_35CEAA0CF36D44C28813E5ECB6CC33A0.MP3" Next Round of NAFTA Talks Coming Soon http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/465718 U.S. officials are expressing confidence that a new and better NAFTA trade deal can be reached, despite thorny issues. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. U.S. officials are expressing confidence that a new and better NAFTA trade deal can be reached, despite thorny issues. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:28.114 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_AC8DD4396BFB4017AF54CC05B9A75B03.MP3" 2017 Crop Production Summary http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/4650 What are some of the highlights from this past crop production year, per USDA's annual summary? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson What are some of the highlights from this past crop production year, per USDA's annual summary? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 RBAIN no 02:09.0 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_4BF01C620A864628A26DEBBFAB57C379.MP3" The Mission Of APHIS International Services http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/4659 One way USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service protects our food supplies at home is through efforts overseas. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Beverly Simmons One way USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service protects our food supplies at home is through efforts overseas. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Beverly Simmons Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 RBAIN no 02:28.9 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_28258949117F4B9585722CAA81D2BA4F.MP3" Who Wants to Know How Farmers Are Feeling? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/4654 Data is good, but what if you just want to get a quick look at how our nation's farmers are feeling? Stephanie Ho tells you where to look. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. David Widmar, Purdue University agricultural economist. Data is good, but what if you just want to get a quick look at how our nation's farmers are feeling? Stephanie Ho tells you where to look. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. David Widmar, Purdue University agricultural economist. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 SHO no 02:47.6 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B2FCD8F1DDF4412C8372F7C7524FFFFD.MP3" Recommending Ways to Spur Rural Prosperity http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/4656 A White House Task Force report released this month provides recommendations to improve rural economies. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. A White House Task Force report released this month provides recommendations to improve rural economies. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 RBAIN no 02:43.7 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_6A4F080951E9438B937E0963EB0FD2C8.MP3" USDA Agency Seeks More Young People To Be Career Employees http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/4652 One USDA agency is recruiting young people before they get out of college, hoping to turn them into career employees. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Melissa Barbour, Intern Support Coordinator for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. One USDA agency is recruiting young people before they get out of college, hoping to turn them into career employees. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Melissa Barbour, Intern Support Coordinator for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 SHO no 02:58.9 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_49071E3BB3BA4207B318719A1CF4F6D8.MP3" The Latest Look at Orange Crop Prospects http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/4651 The USDA has a new forecast for orange production. For Florida growers this could be a case of no news is good news. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Mark Hudson with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida. The USDA has a new forecast for orange production. For Florida growers this could be a case of no news is good news. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Mark Hudson with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 GCRAWFOR no 02:21.3 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_567BFFA14AB74DAEA9E4F22E360A1C02.MP3" The Focus on a New Farm Bill http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/4658 What are some of the specific issues lawmakers are expected to focus on as they create a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Kevin Skones of the National Corn Growers Association. Rob LaRue of the National Farmers Union. Ben Scholz of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst. Tom Zacharias of National Crop Insurance Services. What are some of the specific issues lawmakers are expected to focus on as they create a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Kevin Skones of the National Corn Growers Association. Rob LaRue of the National Farmers Union. Ben Scholz of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst. Tom Zacharias of National Crop Insurance Services. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 -0500 RBAIN no 02:15.3 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_AB943924660D4055A2EF6A457E5C725D.MP3"