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Vilsack Announces Equity Commission
   2021-03-01 00:01:00.212
The Agriculture Secretary announced an equity commission will soon be formed to study USDA programs and their equity among producers. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Climate Smart Agriculture as a Market Opportunity
   2021-03-01 00:01:00.186
The Agriculture Secretary says various examples of climate smart agriculture can also serve as new and diverse market opportunities for ag producers. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Vilsack on Diversifying Producer Economic Opportunities
   2021-03-01 00:01:00.186
The Agriculture Secretary believes new and increased opportunities must be developed for ag producers to earn more of their income from on-farm activities. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

;Ag Trade Considerations in Coming Months
   2021-03-01 00:01:00.342
What are some areas that may reflect, or perhaps play a part in, a new Biden Administration approach to ag trade over the next few months? (Rod Bain and USDA Senior Economist Sharon Sydow)

Trade Deal Enforcement to Assure Ag Export Markets
   2021-03-01 00:00:59.820
Enforcement of trade agreements such as the USMCA will be essential in assuring increased market opportunities for our nation's ag producers, according to the Agriculture Secretary. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

China's Demand for Ag Products Expected to Continue Growing
   2021-03-01 00:00:59.977
China's demand for ag products is expected to continue growing. (Stephanie Ho and David Dollar, Brookings Institution senior fellow)

China's Demand for Value-Added Ag Products Grows
   2021-03-01 00:00:59.977
China's demand for value-added agricultural products has been growing. (Stephanie Ho and David Dollar, Brookings Institution senior fellow)

Actuality: China's Economic Growth Will Drive Demand for Imports
   2021-03-01 00:00:35.918
Speaking at USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum, Brookings Institution senior fellow, David Dollar, said China's economic growth is likely to continue driving demand for imports.

Enhancing African Swine Fever Preparedness of Hog Slaughter Plants
   2021-03-01 00:01:00.107
The USDA is currently working to help prepare the U.S. pork industry to respond if African Swine Fever should be discovered in this country.

Actuality: USDA Bringing Hog Slaughter Plants More into ASF Response Plans
   2021-03-01 00:00:44.225
Dr. Barbara Porter-Spalding with the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service describing the January workshop that was held to help bring pork packing plants more into the African Swine Fever response planning process.

Returning Ag Secretary Has Deeper Appreciation for Trade
   2021-02-26 00:00:59.977
The Secretary of Agriculture returns to USDA with a deeper appreciation for the importance of trade. (Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Returning Ag Secretary Points to New USDA Challenges
   2021-02-26 00:00:59.977
The returning Secretary of Agriculture says USDA faces new challenges that are different from his previous time at the agency. (Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Vilsack Hitting the Ground Running as Ag. Secretary
   2021-02-26 00:01:00.107
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is hitting the ground running. (Gary Crawford, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Jerry Reed)

Ag. Trade Seen as Helping Smooth "Rocky" U.S./China Relations
   2021-02-26 00:00:59.062
Agricultural trade is being viewed as a smoothing and calming factor in what some call "rocky" relations between the U.S. and China. (Gary Crawford. Bryan Lohmar with U.S. Grains Council and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Ways to Build Up Ag Export Trade
   2021-02-26 00:01:00.264
The Agriculture Secretary notes deepening presence, partnership and understanding in new and existing export markets is essential in boosting ag trade opportunities. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

A Look at How Farm Product Prices Behaved in January
   2021-02-26 00:00:57.887
USDA's farm product price index report for January shows higher farm level prices than a year ago for most products, but with a few exceptions. (Gary Crawford)

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Agriculture USA

Transforming Trash to Treasure
   2021-03-02 00:05:00.120
Some innovative entrepreneurs are making new food and drink products from materials that up to now have been considered waste. Gary Crawford has two examples on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Tara McHugh, USDA scientist. Timothy Childs, founder of Treasure8. Dan Kurzrock, Chief Grain Officer of Regrained. Classic cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker.

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Ag Secretary Returns to USDA With Greater Appreciation for Trade
   2021-03-02 00:02:59.983
USDA's returning Secretary of Agriculture is returning to the agency with a greater appreciation for issues like trade. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack

Clarifying E-Commerce Rules Regarding Seed Sales
   2021-03-02 00:02:29.864
Recent USDA efforts to clarify import-export regulations of plant materials and seeds via e-commerce has its roots in the arrival of unsolicited seeds to citizens last year. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Deputy Administrator Osama El-Lissy

Food Treasures Made from Food Waste
   2021-03-02 00:02:57.449
Some new food technology can help solve the problem of large amounts of food being wasted? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Tara McHugh with USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Timothy Childs, Founder of Treasure8.

Bad Mouthing that Tax Refund
   2021-03-02 00:03:00.114
While you may love getting a tax refund, most financial advisors say it's not a great idea. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension tax expert, Susie Latta. Classic comedians, Groucho and Chico Marx.

Agriculture Update

USDA Collecting Data for Upcoming Prospective Plantings Report
   2021-03-02 00:02:27.461
We will soon have a better idea of the spring planting plans of U.S. farmers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. Lance Honig of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service

Will Farm Bankruptcies Drop Again in 2021?
   2021-03-02 00:02:20.904
Farm bankruptcies dropped in 2019, but experts say it's difficult to predict what will happen this year. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Carrie Litkowski and Nathan Kauffman with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Revised Cotton Outlook for the New Marketing Year
   2021-03-02 00:02:08.235
USDA recently updated its estimates for the domestic and world cotton balance sheet for the 2021-2022 marketing year. Rod Bain reports PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and economist Stephen MacDonald

A Unique Alliance in Climate Smart Ag Efforts
   2021-03-02 00:02:25.658
A coalition of farm and environmental groups among others have joined to address climate concerns and promote climate smart agriculture. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Coalition of Farmers Cooperatives CEO Chuck Conner. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. National Farmers Union President Rob Larew.

The Role of Innovation in Sustainable Agriculture
   2021-03-02 00:02:25.319
Creating more sustainable, production, and profitable forms of agriculture will require continued development and practice of innovations and technologies producers can use. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ernie Shea of Solutions from the Land