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 What Does Consolidation Means For Ag Producers And Consumers? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/563218 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. 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 RBAIN no 00:05:00.277 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_5E690FA1EBC746D88546FF69F154A45F.MP3" How USDA Promotes And Supports Local Food Systems http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/562818 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 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 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:38.275 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_417DDE4655CC4D11AC789CC0F7A27AF7.MP3" New G.E. Foods To Build Consumer Acceptance? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/560318 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. 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:48.045 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_3FB9A7422829459880EE69DA8239E3A5.MP3" NRCS Stakeholders Include Conservation and Wildlife Groups http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/563718 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. 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 SHO no 00:02:55.229 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_2EE2F4C216FB42B78A89C49F89BC6D4C.MP3" No Land? No Yard? No Worries. You Can Garden Without Them. http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/561818 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. 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:50.396 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_80A2E64CC4AB4550B79687603485766E.MP3" What Type of "Lawn Person" Are You? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/558918 Research shows that a bit more unkempt lawn helps bees, but it also shows that it's hard to convince some of us to change our habits. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Susannah Lerman, Forest Service Wildlife Biologist. Research shows that a bit more unkempt lawn helps bees, but it also shows that it's hard to convince some of us to change our habits. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Susannah Lerman, Forest Service Wildlife Biologist. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:03:00.062 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_C805BD89EA9C4ADF823F93C6D3756152.MP3" Talk Of A TPP Return For The U.S.? http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/563618 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. 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:17.874 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_089417C24C484A91A72B134733039EE0.MP3" New Factors May Complicate Planting Decision Making http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/563418 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. 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 GCRAWFOR no 00:02:29.054 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_2B288CF2870245A9AD90D1134841EAC4.MP3" NRCS Meets Regularly With Farmers, Ranchers to Discuss Local Resource Issues http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/563818 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. 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 SHO no 00:02:21.322 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_1241017C98D94A84A1B9EDC392427810.MP3" Improving Ag Risk Management Assessment For Hurricanes http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/563518 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 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 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:16.124 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_DC0A95E009634DD5B9BC2745AD9C0217.MP3" Improved Water Efficiency And Crop Engineering http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/node/560418 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 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 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 -0400 RBAIN no 00:02:07.921 "https://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_0B7BFE0DD21C42F69F181C919CE5BC97.MP3"