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 Sonny Perdue - In His Own Words http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/96417 The nation over the next few weeks will be introduced to a new Secretary of Agriculture. So who is Sonny Perdue? In his own words he discusses his public service including terms as Governor of Georgia, his experience as an agribusiness owner, and some of his passions including his family. Rod Bain reports in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Sonny Perdue The nation over the next few weeks will be introduced to a new Secretary of Agriculture. So who is Sonny Perdue? In his own words he discusses his public service including terms as Governor of Georgia, his experience as an agribusiness owner, and some of his passions including his family. Rod Bain reports in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Sonny Perdue Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:05:00.068 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_C51BB8E560F546519F3370895DA5306C.MP3" Nutritionists Suggest Avoiding Food Fads and Fancies http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/95517 Most nutritionists suggest we have a moderate and balanced diet, but many of us are not following that suggestion. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Karen Ensle, nutrition expert at Rutgers University. Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, University of Virginia. Penny Kris-Etherton, researcher at Penn State University. Amanda Barnes, registered dietician for Giant supermarkets. Most nutritionists suggest we have a moderate and balanced diet, but many of us are not following that suggestion. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Karen Ensle, nutrition expert at Rutgers University. Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, University of Virginia. Penny Kris-Etherton, researcher at Penn State University. Amanda Barnes, registered dietician for Giant supermarkets. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:58.991 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_CFDDB8E8CD41454FBD704AE248F46BA2.MP3" What Are Teens Eating and What Can We Do About It? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/94517 What are teens eating and where are they getting a lot of their food? Here are some surprising answers from surveys of rural teens. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Alison Gustafson, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. What are teens eating and where are they getting a lot of their food? Here are some surprising answers from surveys of rural teens. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Alison Gustafson, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:59.278 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_38F1A165E06347A68E145A8FBBCC0A3E.MP3" Growing A Value Added Beef Market For Consumers http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/96517 As more local beef producers are creating value-added products and marketeing opportunities, and in turn, increased choices for consumers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Holland Jr. of University of Tennessee Extension As more local beef producers are creating value-added products and marketeing opportunities, and in turn, increased choices for consumers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Holland Jr. of University of Tennessee Extension Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:43.317 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_BCD3A900310243A291F7429F399FC74B.MP3" Looney Lawns and Tree Tragedies http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/91317 Have you ever done something really crazy to your lawn or trees that turned out to be a disaster? Well, you're not alone. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert. Have you ever done something really crazy to your lawn or trees that turned out to be a disaster? Well, you're not alone. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:55.386 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_97A322F5AA144F158B9AAA8E523BD37F.MP3" Much Ado about Mulching http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/96117 It's the time of year when homeowners are loading up on mulch. What's the best kind of mulch, and the best way to apply it? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert Dennis Patton. It's the time of year when homeowners are loading up on mulch. What's the best kind of mulch, and the best way to apply it? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert Dennis Patton. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:55.386 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_9A84F1AF870D4BC48FF69C5143C41BDE.MP3" Looking to Ag Markets in the Middle East, North Africa http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/96817 USDA is helping American ag businesses tap into markets in the Middle East and North Africa. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Mark Slupek, Deputy Trade Administrator, FAS Office of Trade Programs. President Trump. Egyptian President Al-Sisi. USDA is helping American ag businesses tap into markets in the Middle East and North Africa. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Mark Slupek, Deputy Trade Administrator, FAS Office of Trade Programs. President Trump. Egyptian President Al-Sisi. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 SHO no 00:02:24.117 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_CBA33C5E28504357909D29DBE9385FE1.MP3" Farm Youth Injuries Falling, But Fatality Rates Steady. http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/94817 When it comes to young people being injured or killed on American farms, the news is both encouraging and discouraging. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marsha Salzwedel, with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. When it comes to young people being injured or killed on American farms, the news is both encouraging and discouraging. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marsha Salzwedel, with the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:29.054 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_C7320725A5424A498F3BE5DB581A5635.MP3" Building Upon Farm Bill Based Conservation Successes http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/96717 What are some ideas to advance successful conservation initiatives and partnerships through a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Former Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White. Suzy Friedman of the Environmental Defense Fund. Tina May of Land O'Lakes. Eric Lindstrom of Ducks Unlimited. What are some ideas to advance successful conservation initiatives and partnerships through a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Former Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White. Suzy Friedman of the Environmental Defense Fund. Tina May of Land O'Lakes. Eric Lindstrom of Ducks Unlimited. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:15.967 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_D74E017AD0574DD79A1BFDAA248AA3C1.MP3" Keeping Turkeys Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer with Solar Power http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/96017 A Virginia turkey farmer is proving that converting a large poultry operation to solar power is not just possible; it's a "no brainer". Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and David Hughes, a Virginia turkey producer. A Virginia turkey farmer is proving that converting a large poultry operation to solar power is not just possible; it's a "no brainer". Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and David Hughes, a Virginia turkey producer. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:13:03.386 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_CB7290FE775444B1B92131DC1C490358.MP3" Value Added Beef Market Opportunities And Challenges http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/96617 A beef producer expanding into value-added production and marketing opportunities may have some challenges starting out. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Holland Jr. of University of Tennessee Extension A beef producer expanding into value-added production and marketing opportunities may have some challenges starting out. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Holland Jr. of University of Tennessee Extension Tue, 25 Apr 2017 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:07.712 "http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_B12C589CCE654F4AB808EE83673F2072.MP3"