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 Recovery From Hurricanes From The Ag Perspective http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/123117 Long-range damage assessment and recovery is expected for farmers and ranchers affected by major hurricanes. But in the challenges from the aftermaths, producers are seeing tools for recovery, and support to assist them in their time of need. Rod Bain, Gary Crawford, and Stephanie Ho look at hurricane aftermaths from an agricultural view in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Gary Crawford. Stephanie Ho. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. Andy Vestal of Texas Agri-Life Extension. Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Texas rancher Amber Tortirice. Long-range damage assessment and recovery is expected for farmers and ranchers affected by major hurricanes. But in the challenges from the aftermaths, producers are seeing tools for recovery, and support to assist them in their time of need. Rod Bain, Gary Crawford, and Stephanie Ho look at hurricane aftermaths from an agricultural view in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Gary Crawford. Stephanie Ho. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam. Andy Vestal of Texas Agri-Life Extension. Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Texas rancher Amber Tortirice. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:04:59.807 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_F3E5C20B00AC4109959F4508AB0445B5_0.MP3" About 60,000 People Die From Rabies Annually Around the World http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/123617 ATTN: World Rabies Day is September 28. Rabies is still a human public health problem worldwide, though the United States is an example of ways where the numbers can be brought down drastically. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Amy Gilbert, APHIS, project leader for Rabies Research Project; Jordona Kirby, National Rabies Management Program ATTN: World Rabies Day is September 28. Rabies is still a human public health problem worldwide, though the United States is an example of ways where the numbers can be brought down drastically. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Amy Gilbert, APHIS, project leader for Rabies Research Project; Jordona Kirby, National Rabies Management Program Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:02:53.165 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_A8F51BA679ED42DB97CADC38340892CF.MP3" Food Labels--the Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Part Two http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/121617 More foods are claiming things like "no GMO's", "no hormones". In part two on this issue Gary Crawford looks at concerns about this kind of marketing. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kent Messer, University of Delaware economist. More foods are claiming things like "no GMO's", "no hormones". In part two on this issue Gary Crawford looks at concerns about this kind of marketing. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kent Messer, University of Delaware economist. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:03:00.062 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_2BC1C11AA036416D8B599B267BE0CDF7.MP3" A Peppering of Peculiar Pepper Palaver http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/117717 If you want to know more about peppers, Gary Crawford's report is full of peculiar, peevish palaver peppered with a little music. Very little. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service If you want to know more about peppers, Gary Crawford's report is full of peculiar, peevish palaver peppered with a little music. Very little. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:03:00.062 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_FA47C7A5B67646B89F3C9485F1053372_0.MP3" "Corn"-y Facts And Fun Tidbits http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/123317 Corn is a favorite veggie for many, but you probably haven't had an "earful" yet of fun facts and tidbits about it. Rod Bain and a Veg-U-cator have more in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Veg-U-cator Laura Popielski Corn is a favorite veggie for many, but you probably haven't had an "earful" yet of fun facts and tidbits about it. Rod Bain and a Veg-U-cator have more in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Veg-U-cator Laura Popielski Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:47.549 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_7FB44AAF00484DE797FA250A59DB2C1B.MP3" In the Wake of Hurricane Disasters, USDA is Helping Where it Can http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/123417 In the wake of hurricane disasters, USDA has many different ways it can help ag producers in devastated regions. Stephanie Ho has more information. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Amber Tortorice, rancher/farmer in Texas. Dan Wilson, NRCS Texas. Andy Vestal, Texas EDEN coordinator. Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. In the wake of hurricane disasters, USDA has many different ways it can help ag producers in devastated regions. Stephanie Ho has more information. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Amber Tortorice, rancher/farmer in Texas. Dan Wilson, NRCS Texas. Andy Vestal, Texas EDEN coordinator. Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:02:29.968 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_7CEFBA4F479240D29856D6FE2C780611.MP3" Crop Survey Updates And Potential Hurricane Impacts http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/122817 Harvested acreage updated for some crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be added to USDA's regular crop surveys for the October production and yield reports. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service Harvested acreage updated for some crops impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will be added to USDA's regular crop surveys for the October production and yield reports. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:05.857 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_20C5589F236D4D778F4D250F335C5ACD.MP3" A Little Surprise in Latest USDA Report on Feedlot Activity http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/123217 The latest USDA report on feedlot activity packed at least one surprise. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst. The latest USDA report on feedlot activity packed at least one surprise. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:28.610 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_D6F5C4EAFCD44DEEBEE87B79B6D83C22.MP3" Analyzing Crop Insurance Trends - Current And Future http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/122917 A portfolio analysis of the federal crop insurance trends identifies both progress in coverages, and potential to provide additional risk management tools. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Leiann Nelson of USDA's Risk Management Agency A portfolio analysis of the federal crop insurance trends identifies both progress in coverages, and potential to provide additional risk management tools. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Leiann Nelson of USDA's Risk Management Agency Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:21.348 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_33622E5DD18D47BCB7B784E4C2CE812A.MP3" Cover Crop Survey - Results And Trends Revealed http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/123017 What are farmers recently surveyed saying about cover crops and their impacts on crop yields, soil health benefits, and weed control? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Chad Watts of the Conservation Technology Information Center What are farmers recently surveyed saying about cover crops and their impacts on crop yields, soil health benefits, and weed control? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Chad Watts of the Conservation Technology Information Center Tue, 26 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:08.626 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_BADFCE00F3334E3B9EEF8F9168B0795C.MP3" How Much Do You Know About Food Safety? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/121817 September is Food Safety Education Month -- how much do you know about the safest way to prepare the food you eat? Keep listening as Stephanie Ho talks with experts and consumers alike to test their knowledge of food safety in this edition of “Agriculture USA.” PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chris Bernstein, FSIS Director for Food Safety Education. Visitors Shayna, Terry, Arthur and Evelyn. FSIS's Luis Delgadillo (uncredited). Weird Al. September is Food Safety Education Month -- how much do you know about the safest way to prepare the food you eat? Keep listening as Stephanie Ho talks with experts and consumers alike to test their knowledge of food safety in this edition of “Agriculture USA.” PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chris Bernstein, FSIS Director for Food Safety Education. Visitors Shayna, Terry, Arthur and Evelyn. FSIS's Luis Delgadillo (uncredited). Weird Al. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:04:59.911 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0A7F4179D32342B1805457A645CC8B55.MP3" Can You Save Food or Your Fridge after a Flood http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/121117 If your home's been flooded or left without power for days, here are some tips for salvaging food and the refrigerator. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. If your home's been flooded or left without power for days, here are some tips for salvaging food and the refrigerator. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:57.554 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_75621A5B4B3D40D389D6991154B8CCD2.MP3" First Steps In Restoring A Flood Damaged Building http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/122217 What can home and business owners do to restore their buildings and avoid further damage once flood waters recede? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ken Hellevang of North Dakota State University Extension What can home and business owners do to restore their buildings and avoid further damage once flood waters recede? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ken Hellevang of North Dakota State University Extension Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:41.671 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B4166DEBA43A4F0097B50A208A925450.MP3" Separating Fact From Fiction, When It Comes to Food Safety http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/122117 September is Food Safety Education Month, which is a perfect opportunity to see how much you know. Listen on, as Stephanie Ho gives members of the public a food safety quiz. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chris Bernstein, FSIS Director for Food Safety Education. Visitors Shayna, Terry and Arthur. FSIS's Luis Delgadillo (uncredited). September is Food Safety Education Month, which is a perfect opportunity to see how much you know. Listen on, as Stephanie Ho gives members of the public a food safety quiz. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chris Bernstein, FSIS Director for Food Safety Education. Visitors Shayna, Terry and Arthur. FSIS's Luis Delgadillo (uncredited). Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:02:55.255 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_468521AA4ADC494FA4DBF60A24FBA7BF.MP3" Food Labels---the Good, Bad and Ugly Part One http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/121217 More and more food products are carrying labels about how the food was produced, which can be good or bad or ugly. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kent Messer, University of Delaware economist. More and more food products are carrying labels about how the food was produced, which can be good or bad or ugly. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kent Messer, University of Delaware economist. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:03:00.062 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_ED571E63D818443C8581B77E02DA2C51_0.MP3" Did You Know You Can Get Rabies From Bats? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/122517 The number of human deaths from rabies is low in the United States, but the majority of those cases come from an unexpected animal. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Amy Gilbert, research biologist with USDA's National Wildlife Research Center. Jordona Kirby, with Wildlife Service's National Rabies Management Program. ATTN EDS: World Rabies Day is September 28th, 2017. The number of human deaths from rabies is low in the United States, but the majority of those cases come from an unexpected animal. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Amy Gilbert, research biologist with USDA's National Wildlife Research Center. Jordona Kirby, with Wildlife Service's National Rabies Management Program. ATTN EDS: World Rabies Day is September 28th, 2017. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:02:58.991 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0F4A32D4BDF946978C683DA1DDDE4A9E.MP3" Irma's Winds Take a Toll on Georgia Pecan Crop http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/122317 Hurricane Irma will have Georgia pecan growers suffering lost production and lost income for years to come. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Len Wells, University of Georgia Extension horticulturist. Lance Honig with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Hurricane Irma will have Georgia pecan growers suffering lost production and lost income for years to come. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Len Wells, University of Georgia Extension horticulturist. Lance Honig with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:24.875 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_A46805B2390D4B59B5B10C31DF9DF809.MP3" Measuring Hurricane Impacts On The Nation's Cotton Crop http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/121717 The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on cotton crops in the path of the storms will be better known next month, via USDA data. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on cotton crops in the path of the storms will be better known next month, via USDA data. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:16.019 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_D33C28CD49B54EB59E102DB435D4F9DA.MP3" Hurricane Crop Damage Will Take Time To Fully Assess http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/121317 We may not know until mid-October the real extent of damage to crops from Harvey and Irma. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. We may not know until mid-October the real extent of damage to crops from Harvey and Irma. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:30.073 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_5F391AEAAA48409F856576144440C2BF.MP3" Another Above Trend Forecast For Corn And Beans http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/121517 For the second consecutive month, USDA crop production and yield estimates for corn and soybeans included surprises for the industry. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Chief Economist Rob Johansson For the second consecutive month, USDA crop production and yield estimates for corn and soybeans included surprises for the industry. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Chief Economist Rob Johansson Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:11.761 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_8D333E18C1074E51A962C5BB349F498B.MP3" Economics Behind an Animal Disease Outbreak Response Plan http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/122417 What are some of the things a livestock or poultry producer should consider when putting an animal disease preparation and response plan in writing? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ray Massey of University of Missouri Extension What are some of the things a livestock or poultry producer should consider when putting an animal disease preparation and response plan in writing? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ray Massey of University of Missouri Extension Tue, 19 Sep 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:17.142 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B4687FCC372F4121A513EABA593F98F8.MP3"