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 Eggciting and Eggtravagant Egg News http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/110217 Everyone loves a good comeback story and on this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford has one about eggs. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Shayle Shagam. Anne Alonzo, President of the American Egg Board. Howard Helmer, shameless and blameless promoter of eggs and holder of world records for omelet making. Also snippets from a Batman episode with Adam West, Burt Ward and Vincent Price. Everyone loves a good comeback story and on this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford has one about eggs. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Shayle Shagam. Anne Alonzo, President of the American Egg Board. Howard Helmer, shameless and blameless promoter of eggs and holder of world records for omelet making. Also snippets from a Batman episode with Adam West, Burt Ward and Vincent Price. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:05:00.068 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_C4B1F609DF724BF0A8E8F51D6CB6ADD4.MP3" Texting Helps Let People Know About USDA's Summer Meals Program http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111417 How can you can find out about what one USDA official says is a "best kept secret," at least in terms of summer meals for kids? Stephanie Ho has the inside scoop. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA's Community Meals Branch Chief Andrea Farmer. No Kid Hungry Campaign program manager, Derrick Lambert. How can you can find out about what one USDA official says is a "best kept secret," at least in terms of summer meals for kids? Stephanie Ho has the inside scoop. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA's Community Meals Branch Chief Andrea Farmer. No Kid Hungry Campaign program manager, Derrick Lambert. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:02:55.934 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_165EA8BDBDB34636A470335D7A46DDE4.MP3" International Travel with Your Pet http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111617 If you have an international trip coming up and want to take your pet along, you'll have to plan well ahead of take-off time. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Kate Bowers with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. If you have an international trip coming up and want to take your pet along, you'll have to plan well ahead of take-off time. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Kate Bowers with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:55.255 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_5076AA6CD0214B44A8C2A3010252F8C1.MP3" Good Uses for Good Eggs and Bad Egg Jokes http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/104917 Want to meet the fastest omelet maker on earth and get a tip or two about how to use eggs? Then don't listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Howard Helmar, egg expert and superfast omelet maker. Want to meet the fastest omelet maker on earth and get a tip or two about how to use eggs? Then don't listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Howard Helmar, egg expert and superfast omelet maker. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:59.487 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_6BD705D93F074D7C8B119A2A8DEA5BE5.MP3" Plum Crazy http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111017 This is the prime season for fresh plums...and stale plum puns. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski, plum punster with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. This is the prime season for fresh plums...and stale plum puns. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski, plum punster with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:03:00.062 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_D81D3D7A59B24AB5A06F52EF914064DB.MP3" Grow Yourself Some Plums http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111317 If you ever thought of having fruit trees in your yard, one expert says plum trees might be a good one to try first. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Brad Warner, fruit grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. If you ever thought of having fruit trees in your yard, one expert says plum trees might be a good one to try first. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Brad Warner, fruit grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:03:00.062 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_F3EA50B8F26C44DEBD0F19F17485F15F.MP3" The Size Of The Drought And Impacts On Spring Wheat? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111517 Winter wheat, spring wheat -- what's the status of it all, especially as the drought takes its toll on the spring wheat crop? PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson Winter wheat, spring wheat -- what's the status of it all, especially as the drought takes its toll on the spring wheat crop? PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:02:16.829 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_2C3F72260C3548D78F061A984E0EFE46.MP3" What Is Slowing Down Farmer Use of New Data Technology? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111217 What is slowing down the adoption and use of new data technology by farmers? Some experts say it's not technology itself. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Roger Royse, California lawyer. Todd Janzen, President of Janzen Agricultural Law in Indiana. Billy Tiller, Texas cotton farmer and CEO of Grower Information Services Cooperative. What is slowing down the adoption and use of new data technology by farmers? Some experts say it's not technology itself. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Roger Royse, California lawyer. Todd Janzen, President of Janzen Agricultural Law in Indiana. Billy Tiller, Texas cotton farmer and CEO of Grower Information Services Cooperative. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:30.073 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B12812A24B1C49499C9754E8DD7D6706.MP3" Increase Innovations In Specialty Crop Industry http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111817 The future of fruit and vegetable growers and processors relies on improved technologies and further innovations, so say some specialty crop members. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wegner. Florida berry grower Gary Wishnatzki. Andrew LaVigne of the American Seed Trade Association. Kevin Murphy of Driscolls. The future of fruit and vegetable growers and processors relies on improved technologies and further innovations, so say some specialty crop members. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wegner. Florida berry grower Gary Wishnatzki. Andrew LaVigne of the American Seed Trade Association. Kevin Murphy of Driscolls. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:06.223 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_F67A25289EB24247A76E5D721CB914A5.MP3" Growing Collaboration Plans To Take Ag Research "F.F.A.R." http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/111717 A partnership forged in the last Farm Bill is bringing support to cutting edge agricultural research. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Sally Rockey A partnership forged in the last Farm Bill is bringing support to cutting edge agricultural research. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Sally Rockey Tue, 18 Jul 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:22.497 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B52C44E29F7F40419DEDD7B33E13A405.MP3" Advancing R And D For Cover Crop Seed http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/110617 As more farmers are incorporating cover crops in their operation, so is the research and tech to develop new seed varieties and traits. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Tracy Tally of the American Seed Trade Association. Riza DeMasi (Dee-May-See) of Grassland Oregon. As more farmers are incorporating cover crops in their operation, so is the research and tech to develop new seed varieties and traits. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Tracy Tally of the American Seed Trade Association. Riza DeMasi (Dee-May-See) of Grassland Oregon. 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