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  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    The Deputy Secretary of Agriculture recently explained some of the ways the Department encourages growth in local and regional food systems. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    An international research team is looking at gene engineering in crop plants as a means to improve water, and yield, efficiency in order to feed a growing global population. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and University of Illinois Plant Biologist Stephen Long
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Risks to ag crops and livestock from weather events like hurricanes tend to be difficult to assess, so how can that be improved from a risk management perspective? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mississippi State University ag economist Keith Coble
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Farmers this spring have some extra new factors to consider that might cause some last minute changes in planting decisions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Can offering new, genetically engineered, food products help gain acceptance by U.S. and global consumers? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Farm broadcaster Jeff Nalley. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta. Andy LaVigne of the American Seed Trade Association. Margaret Zeigler of the Global Harvest Alliance. University of Florida professor Kevin Folta. Tom Sleight of the U.S. Grains Council.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Want to have a good productive little food garden but you don't have land or a yard? One expert says don't let that stop you. Gary Crawford has this report. * - April is National Gardening Month PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Cindy Brown, Smithsonian garden and plant expert.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service meets regularly with farmers and ranchers to discuss local resource and conservation issues. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Salvador Salinas, NRCS Texas State Conservationist. Wade Ross, Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers Community Based Organization. Jimmy Wedel, Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Co-op. J.K. "Rooter" Brite, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service seek input and feedback from non-agricultural stakeholders at the state-wide level, including conservation and wildlife groups. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Salvador Salinas, NRCS Texas State Conservationist. Beryl Armstrong, Plateau Land and Wildlife Management. Glenn Miller, National Wild Turkey Federation. Blair Fitzsimons, Texas Agricultural Land Trust.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Speculation grows about a possible U.S. return to the Trans Pacific Partnership and what that may mean for the American ag sector. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. National Council of Farmer Cooperatives President Chuck Conner. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. Minnesota dairy producer Mitch Davis.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    The term "consolidation" can mean many things pertaining to the farm and food industries, and to consumers as well. Rod Bain looks at some of the examples and potential implications of consolidation in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jim Collins of Dow-Dupont. USDA economic researcher Jim MacDonald.

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