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The USDA Is Set to Give Black Farmers Debt Relief
"Massive covid relief package includes billions for the U. S Department of Agriculture to wipe away the debt of farmers of color. But these farmers have been promised relief before to make up for decades of discrimination, and many are skeptical that this time will be different as an as Emma hurt of member station WSB in Atlanta, reports Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Fort Valley, Georgia on a sunny Saturday morning trying to convince a group of black farmers to trust his department again. No surprise here. I'm a white guy from the Midwest and I'm hot, So if you don't mind I'm gonna take my coat on is that all right? Phil Sack lays out the details of an estimated four billion in debt forgiveness for His and the relief are a big Phil Sack lays out the details of an estimated four billion in debt forgiveness for farmers of color, which he says will begin this month. His trip and the relief are a big deal an acknowledgement of long standing discrimination. And so they had a chance. To grow to expand. As a result, over the years of skepticism of the USDA has deepened and it affects how some farmers view this latest relief package. It's like the Fox watching the henhouse. John Boyd is president of the National Black Farmers Association. He's a Virginia farmer who became an advocate decades ago after facing loan discrimination himself, just about every 8.5 to 9 years. Something happens in this issue. And I don't have many more eating a half for nine years left in my span here to get some some real significant change in place so that we can say the next generation of black farmers
"usda" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"This. Marketplace podcast is supported by personal capital. Who can help you take control of your finances no matter where you are. Download the personal capital app or start today at personal capital dot com to get free professional grade financial tools including a retirement. Planner and fi analyzer. Want to talk. Personal capital has registered advisers by phone or online for qualified users personal capital. There's no place like financial confidence. Some global retail operations including amazon or walmart done especially well in the pandemic but smaller businesses ones left standing have had to adjust strategies with vastly fewer resources. One small black owned business in north carolina was able to survive by starting to run errands. That many customers don't have time to run. Wnyc's leonida inge has that as part of marketplace's back to business series. It's hard to catch up with tina travis. She spends a lot of time driving around town picking up and dropping off on this day. Her precious cargo is seven year old. Nicholas the son of one of her clients. Okay can't sanitizer okay. Got seek seatbelt. Travis is the founder of aaron girl of durham. a concierge service. She started more than a decade ago. We fill in the nooks and crannies of life. We're like a nice reliable sweet neighbor. The only thing about it. We have national background checks and worse. The live drivers travis used to rely heavily on a big contract with the airport but since the pandemic she's had to do smaller jobs. Everything from delivering birthday gifts to faring children to and from school more than forty percent of black owned businesses disappeared early in the pandemic. Vickie gibbs is the executive director at the entrepreneurship center at unc chapel hill. I think entrepreneurs like her his have moved very quickly to adjust have thrived and those that have leveraged technology to interact effectively with their clientele. They have also thrived end. It hasn't been easy. To thrive in these times. Gibson says many black women business owners didn't have the same access to federal. Ppp loans as larger businesses travis. Receive less than seven thousand dollars in the first round of ppp. That allowed her to keep her for employees. So that can help. People like chanel echo. Nicholas mom so. I must say that since she's been providing the service nicholas. She's not one day disappointed. Not at all today. Travis says they are talks underway to expand aaron girl to other cities in durham north carolina. I'm leonida inch for marketplace. Our back to business coverages accumulating at marketplace dot. Org today we also check in with owners of black owned bookstores who saw a surge in customers. After the murder of george floyd which is a year ago tomorrow. That's in our podcast. Feed if you miss it on the air. Marketplace morning report is from. Apm american public media from the record. Unemployment we've just been through. Two stimulus bills marketplace has helped you understand some extraordinary economic stories this year donations from listeners. Power our nonprofit news. Your gift will support our journalism that keeps you and many others informed every day become a marketplace investor today at marketplace dot org slash donate..
USDA to Begin Paying off Loans of Minority Farmers in June
"Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack says debt relief and checks for farmers of color will start to be issued early next month. And I heard from member station W. Abe reports. It's part of the department's debt relief program. Under the recently passed American Rescue Plan, Farmers of color have won multiple class action settlements with the government over lending discrimination, but that promised relief did not actually materialize for many farmers. Now Secretary. Vilsack says the department is trying to make amends by canceling their USDA debts. So the Department of Agriculture is anxious to work. Anxious to get the work anxious to do the work. Um, and we're gonna spend every waking moment. Trying to make this right Aziz best we can. The department is also tasked with changing its own processes to try to prevent that discrimination going forward. Fewer than 2% of American farmers are black 3% or native American and
Big Government Cheese
"It's one thousand nine hundred seventy seven. Jimmy carter has announced his plan to help farmers and congress's like wait. No we also love the farmers and so they pass a law saying that they want the price of milk to go up automatically every six months. It's one thing for politicians to say we want the price of milk to go up but the government then actually has to figure out a way to step into this market and make it happen. So it's it's fundamental economics again dairy economist. any vodka. Vich you got two levers you can pull out and you can do something to make demand greater or you can do something to make supply less either one should get you a higher price lever one lower the supply. You could do what they do in canada and say hey no more milk. You can only produce so much milk but this is america. We don't do milk quotas. No lover one. Okay lever to more demand. You could try to convince the public that they want to drink. More milk in it looked delicious glass. Okay easier solution. Maybe the government could just start buying a ton of milk themselves. This was generally the approach that we would use to support other kinds of farm industries. The government would buy up say massive amounts of corn or wheat. And then just throw it into a silo until we needed it for some reason but that does not work for milk because milk starts going bad. The minute it comes out of the cow fell so mostly water so you got a holiday around in those. Like gas tankers. The federal government wouldn't have the foggiest idea what to do with tanker loads of milk. What would the government do if you drove this into downtown washington and said here you go so the clever folks that. Usda said what if we went down to supply chain one step ah-ha and looked at dairy products that are storable so the basic question was what kinds of milk products can the government by and store. Butter one nonfat dry milk and cheese and in particular Cheddar type cheese
Climate Change Is Messing With Your French Fries
"You want fries with that. Potatoes are very popular side dish. The most common potato variety is the russet burbank which is mainly grown in the pacific northwest. But as the climate there gets warmer and drier growing these tubers may become more difficult. Novi is with the. Usda agricultural research service in idaho. He has to water their crops. Many farmers in his state depend on mountain snowpack which melt slowly throughout the growing season. And so if we have less snowfall up in the mountains or earlier melting of that snowpack that can impact our irrigation. Going into the future hot dry weather can reduce farmers yields and it can make the potatoes grow unattractive bumps novi says another risk posed by rising temperatures. Is that more of the potato. Starch content will convert to sugar then when you fry that tuber. We've got a very dark potato chip or dark. French fry so not desirable by most consumers to help the industry adapt novi another. Scientists have been developing new more potato varieties so even as the climate changes. Diners can continue to order fries with
Estimated 25 million to see boost in federal food benefits
"Hi hi Mike Mike Rossi Rossi you're you're reporting reporting an an estimated estimated twenty twenty five five million million people people will will see see a a boost boost in in federal federal food food benefits benefits about about twenty twenty five five million million Americans Americans will will be be eligible eligible to to receive receive more more money money in in food food assistance assistance and and renew renew by by did did ministration ministration policy policy the the change change was was announced announced late late Thursday Thursday after after the the U. U. S. S. department department of of agriculture agriculture reached reached a a settlement settlement with with two two California California plaintiffs plaintiffs who who sued sued last last year year after after being being blocked blocked from from increased increased benefits benefits approved approved by by Congress Congress for for corona corona virus virus pandemic pandemic relief relief the the USDA USDA says says households households not not receiving receiving at at least least ninety ninety five five dollars dollars per per month month an an increased increased benefits benefits during during the the pandemic pandemic will will be be eligible eligible to to receive receive up up to to that that amount amount going going forward forward it it could could take take several several weeks weeks for for states states to to process process the the increased increased benefits benefits Mike Mike Rossi Rossi out out Washington Washington
Stimulus bill offers minority farmer debt relief, aid to food supply chain
"Round of stimulus is getting ready to go out the door and part of that $1.9 trillion is going to agriculture. A little over 10 billion goes to agriculture Total. Let's Laura Riley, the business of food reporter for The Washington Post, and about half of that five billion is going to disadvantage. Farmers, farmers of color and largely black farmers love that 5,000,000,004 would go to debt relief, the other building going to grants, training, education and other forms of assistance to help farmers of color. Acquire land. Some experts say This is a big deal for black and indigenous farmers who were systematically discriminated against by the USDA and banks over decades, causing them to lose 90% of their land. Over the past century. I
Marissa Lightsey Of Missouri Talks Crushing Her First Year In The Business
"Mardi guys. Hey goten while com really good. We're so excited to talk to you today. you've got to just give us a little bit. Give us a little bit of a background so I have lived in mexico missouri for most of my life. I moved here from california. When i was about seven and growing up. I never really felt like. I would be like an entrepreneur. didn't real estate with never like a big interest. It kind of was something that came about. Maybe when i was eighteen i was like you know. I think i'd really like to do that. i tried my hand at a like owning another business before i had a children's store for about a year and then i sold that and after i sold i was going to have to do something so i guess also do real estate so i took my course i kind of knocked it out in like two weeks When took testing got my license. And i think That was in october of two thousand. Nineteen in between october and december closed one. I had a listing. And i. I didn't sell it but it's old and then Twenty twenty came and it was just insane. I know that twenty twenty has been like cursed pandemic year In for a lot of people it was like a very unfortunate year but for me. It was quite the opposite. I had my on like twenty six sides so good mix of listings and buyers. I definitely worked with a lot of first-time homebuyers but i learned so much Twenty six transactions will change you as a person really a really crazy. Twenty six transactions with a four months old or six month old at home and three-year-old. She obviously had the baby in the did the Like around christmas time. I guess it was twenty. Nineteen not i was pregnant with our little girl and gas twenty twenty. I was pregnant like on a summer. Like the worst time and like a beached whale. And sometimes i mean i would be showing homes just like feeling awful and i have you know toting around a four year old and but it was so fine and You know like. I close was in the hospital. I had a house close. While i was in the hospital having my daughter and then i actually think new contract to while i was in there so i never skipped a beat Like two days. After hat on thursday. And by the next saturday i was out. A new listing appointment With my husband and four-year-old and new more info. Yeah it was just like the new clients. Yeah i had a new diaper. you have to wear. Oh yeah yeah yes. It probably wasn't the most professional listing of white man. I think i was probably in like running shorts and tee shirt. I could barely walk. Because i had a c. section so like yeah two days after a c section. I'm like i'm not passing this listing. I was like i'm gonna go in those clients. Were so gracious. And i repeat customers. I work with them now and it was cute. They like bought my daughter a little onesie and stuff and they were excited. So i mean think about that listen. We can't even cattle prod. We can't even cattle prods. Some of our agents to get out of bed on time in the morning and you like c section two days astor outlook go when we hear like monroe stories. And they're in the hospital doing the all like i just. I love it. Because i felt like a a mental image of it. And it's just like if i was just saying this morning to like the one consistent being in my life is that it's always a like i like that usually usually you don't use the data. I know you say shit show. I think so. I love your attitude. Your your energy awesome the palace where your sources of business so Mainly facebook do a lot of face booking I know instagram is kind of like the way of the world in most other places of the country Here in little old mexico's area population. Twelve thousand. We're still really big on facebook here so i spend a lot of time on their maybe too much. But that's really where a lot of generated in like. A lot of my clients are people that i had gone to school with Looking to buy their first house. And i think i just tried to make myself as approachable as possible and i had been through the process twice with my husband. He bought our first house in this one together in the end of two thousand eighteen. So i've been through the process before You know prior to getting my license so it felt familiar. Just kind of learned as i went but i really became like a. Usda first time buyer specialists. That's definitely my bread and butter so And that's something really passionate about helping people who don't even they don't even know that they're sitting on Approvals or that they could even buy home. They just assume they have to rent.
Texas officials give update as state grapples with water crisis
"Governor Greg Abbott is confident of federal disaster declaration will be approved soon. The governor says he had a conversation with President Biden about the crisis in Texas and also discussed the USDA disaster request for farmers. Texas suffered widespread power outages this week after two winter storms hit millions of people in the state are under orders to boil water and are facing long lines and empty shelves of stores. NASA
USDA Recalls Dips, Salad Products From Chicago's Schiller Park-Based Food Evolution
"Of ready to eat, dip and salad products that contain meat. The effective products were only issued in Illinois. The Schiller Park, Illinois company says the products were produced without the benefit. Federal inspection, the USDA says it's not a class one recall, saying there's a reasonable probability it will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Christie's auction house is selling off dozens of
China gets in on the SolarWinds act
"Reuters reports that the fbi investigation of the solar wind supply. Chain attack is looking into evidence that chinese threat actors successfully exploited a vulnerability in the company's software to compromise the national finance center a payroll system operated by the us department of agriculture. The department of agriculture's reaction to the story is ambiguous. The agriculture department emailed reuters to say that. Usda has notified all customers including individuals and organizations whose data has been affected by the solar winds orion code compromise but a second departmental spokesman said after the story broke that there was no data breach related to solar winds at usda but offered no further clarification the vulnerability the chinese threat actors are believed to have exploited is said to be different from the one used by. Unc twenty four fifty two. The thread actor widely believed to be a russian intelligence service. Reuters anonymous sources told them that the campaign used and infrastructure that have been previously deployed by state backed chinese cyber spies as the washington post observes many have suspected another group was also actively exploiting solar winds but reuters. Report is the first to suggest that this second threat actor was connected to the chinese government. The chinese foreign ministry denied any involvement observing i and in fairness correctly that attribution is a complex technical issue the ministry then moved onto unlikely insistence on the usual pieties. China resolutely opposes and combat's any form of cyber attacks and cyber theft. It's doubtful that any government on the planet even say the holy sea or san marino resolutely opposes any form of cyber attack unless cyber attack is construed narrowly as to rule out any form of interception surveillance or retaliation if any pure cyber are running any government. It's doubtful that government is in beijing. Some have said that majors cyber attacks are often more like riots than bank jobs with multiple actors going after the same targets for their own reasons. Reuters quotes former. Us chief information security officer retired air force general gregory to hill. Who thinks it's not that unusual for more than one group to hit the same product. He prefers the racing metaphor to the criminal. One quote it wouldn't be the first time we've seen a nation state actor surfing in behind someone else. It's like drafting in nascar. To heal said it's worth noting that while the national finance center is housed in the department of agriculture. Its responsibilities aren't confined there. The nfc also handles payroll for other government agencies. Some of the more interesting ones from the point of view of national security are the fbi the state department the department of homeland security and the treasury department the nfc claims on its website to payroll more than six hundred thousand employees and also provides customizable and flexible financial management services and integrated shared service solutions. The data held by the nfc would include social security numbers phone numbers personal email addresses and banking information and also associations between individual employees and their agencies. Such information is useful for building. Human target dossiers of individuals of interest and chinese services have shown an appetite for such sweeping collection in the past against the us most notably in the office of personnel management breach of two thousand fifteen
"How has food. Tv changed over time. And how has it changed us. All not just us gastropod. That's right. you're listening to gastropod the podcast. That looks at food through the lens of science and history. I'm cynthia graber. And i'm nicola twilley and this episode. We're taking a spin around the dial which sounds medieval but believe us when we say. Tv's used to not have remotes. You had to literally spin odile. Even i barely remember those wild and wonderful days. This episode is supported in part by cabot. Creamery cabot is a co-op of new england and new york dairy farmers who make award winning cheeses with pure rich milk straight from family farms their specialty cheeses include unique flavors like roasted garlic cheddar and their team of cheese graders indirect with every batch to ensure award-winning quality. Go to cabinet. She's dot com to find out where to buy cabot near you there. You'll also find pairings how to videos and delicious comfort food recipes like the best mac and cheese and more the first thing to know about the very earliest food. Tv wasn't actually on tv. It was on the radio almost as soon as a radio came into being in the nineteen twenties in the us food radio came into being. It was a really easy way for programs to be created because they were easy and cheap. They were obvious outlets for advertising for sponsorship for food products and appliances. So that's where we saw food before. Tv was even a twinkle in the eye. Kathleen collins is a librarian and professor at john jay college of criminal justice and she's the author of the book watching what we eat. The evolution of television cooking shows the stars of these very first food shows. Were hardly stars in today's cents. These radio shows were unglamorous. It was all teaching housewives. How to economize and optimize and generally do all their chores. Better one of the not remotely. Glamorous stars was a woman named and sammy who we can only imagine was supposed to be the wife of uncle sam which is kind of disturbing. She wasn't actually a person. It was a program delivered by an arm of the. Usda and the she was not just one person but several different actors around the country. Adopting regional accents similarly a figure. That's much more well known was betty crocker. She actually started on the radio and like aunt. Sammy was played by many different actresses and she was one of the first we. Could i guess call her one of the first cooking teachers in broadcasting And we have some fun you one for. You are cooking lessons. This week is on some new christmas cookies. And besides that with sending seven ethically recipes to order numbers of schools who had indicated that they want the wednesday menu ambassador. I hope you'll be sure to watch for them on. Sammy's show was called housekeepers. Chat and betty crocker's was the slightly more enticing cooking school of the air. That sounds as though it was all about meringues and souffles and all things fluffy which it decidedly was not and then the very first television station came into being in the nineteen twenties though at the time the technology was still super experimental and people did not have. Tv's in their homes yet. Even as late as nineteen fifty only nine percent of american homes had a tv set. Foot made the jump to tv before. Tv even made the jump to people's living rooms so more megan was thirst. Tv shafran her snapple titled Tv show was called suggestions for dishes to be prepared and cooked in fifteen minutes and that demonstrated single ring. Cookery back in hundred thirty six. This is julie smith. She's a food writer. And podcast and the author of a new book called taste and the tv chef and she's british so i will translate for her single ring. Cookery means the kind of thing you can make on just one burner in your bed. Sit which is british for a studio apartment. Thanks for the cross pen translation of my uses as well as my bizarre accident. True also interesting. Megan was doing this. Fifteen minute meal about eighty years. Before jamie oliver's tv show and book of the same title. We have a picture of her filming her show dressed in. What looks like a raincoat on our website. Glamour personified where was i but by the nineteen forties food. Tv show started showing up for real in the us to the shows were cheap to produce and they were sponsored by kitchen and food companies and they were pretty boring. It was a very practical probably rather dry and yet a lot of the airtime was filled with these programs in different markets around the country. These shows obviously targeted at women most. Tv's at the time. Were actually in public places rather than homes especially bars where there weren't a lot of housewives. There was a show actually the first national televised. Tv show was james beard and it started in the mid nineteen forties and despite everything i just said about how most of the tv shows and the radio shows were led by home. Economists james beard was not a home economist. He was a gourmet and he was really all about the food and so it was a little strange to have this show on. Tv in a bar being watched by men james beard was kind of a one off for a long time but still here we go right off the bat you can see a gender divide in food tv women were the ones who were proper and teaching viewers had cook the man a ormond. Just appreciate food for food. Food was a chore for women and a pleasure for men until the only lucas came along. So diani lucas. Like james beard was a bit of an anachronism. She was a cordon bleu trained chef. Who was born in. Britain came from a very artistically oriented family. Do you only had a restaurant and cooking school in new york and she treated the kitchen as her art studio. it was her serious creative outlet. Her recipes were complex and mostly french. And they took a lot of time to make she was also kind of a taskmaster her british accent and her scraped back hair and she did not cut corners. But kathleen says the. Tony did occasionally have a little sparkle in her eye. Like when she told viewers to use as much rama's they liked or needed in their cribs. Suzanne that show was on the evening and prime time and it ran from nineteen forty seven until nineteen fifty-six but she was kind of ahead of her time. I would not be surprised if many of your listeners have never heard of the oni lucas. She just came along at the wrong time for the public. Viewing audience at diani did have a big influence on one particularly important person. Julia child the french chef. I'm doolittle she was a california girl. She was not a spy for the cia before being cooking show guru as many people think she was a research assistant at the oh s the precursor to the cia but she was really one of these happy accidents. She married paul child who had a foreign service assignment. in france. They moved to france and she fell in love with food. And she got herself trained. You know at the core blows school which was really challenging as a woman and she just became. You know a master in nineteen sixty one. Julia published a book with two other. Women called mastering the art of french. Cooking it is eight home and that seven hundred fifty. Two page book provided the kick. That landed julia in front of millions of viewers happen was. Julia was doing the rounds promoting her book and she'd been invited onto a book show hosted by a local professor on w. g. b. h. Which is the boston public. Tv station and she decided she didn't want to just talk with the professor. She wanted to cook. She wanted to teach him how to make a proper french omelette. The professor wasn't a particularly skilled cook in this live tv cooking class but people wrote into the show after it aired. They called julia a hoot and the producer thought. Julia was incredibly well-spoken so gbh gave her her own show. It would eventually become the french chef. The show was a huge hit. It was on national. Tv for three decades and it not only made julia household name but it also kind of launched the modern era of food
Senator Cantwell talks about tribal broadband at confirmation hearing
"This is national native news antonio gonzales the biden administration says it's ordered a pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands does not apply to tribal nations the mountain west news bureaus savannah mar reports the administration issued the clarification after the chairman of the youth indian tribe called the initial. Moratorium direct attack on tribal sovereignty. Stephen fast tourists of the northern arapaho. Business council agreed that would impact all of our guests tribes. Pretty bad it would triple fast. Horror says those tribes rely on oil and gas revenue to pay for social services and unlike state and local governments. They don't have a tax base to back on. The issue is thornier for climate activists. Gold tooth with the nonprofit indigenous environmental network. It's nice to see them. Ministration recognized travel it is disheartening to the tribes. The use that to continue fossil fuel extraction moving forward gold tooth hopes to biden will support tribes in divesting from fossil fuel industry for national native news. I'm savannah mar this week. President biden signed a memorandum on tribal consultation. It directs all executive departments and agencies to engage a regular consultation with tribes agencies. Have ninety days to come up with a plan. Tribal leaders across the country are welcoming the memo in a statement principal chief of the cherokee nation. Chuck hoskin junior applauded. The action hoskins says meaningful consultation is vital to treble governments to have a seat at the table to shape policy and hold the federal government responsible. He says the memorandum is the first comprehensive white house affirmation of mandatory consultation with tribes since two thousand nine the tribal consultation follow directives laid out by the obama administration. President biden says he's committed to honoring tribal sovereignty and including tribal voices and policy and hopes to strengthen the government's relationship with tribes this week washington. Us senator. Maria cantwell address. President biden's nominee for us. Secretary of commerce rhode island governor gina raimondo and talked about tribal broadband. Steve jackson has more. Senator can't will introduce legislation last session. That would accelerate the deployment of broadband services to tribal communities by setting aside fcc and usda funds for deployment on tribal lands at the confirmation hearing for commerce secretary. Can't well made governor raimondo. Aware of the issue and the secretary will inherit a new program as part of the kobe. Bill the tribal broadband connectivity program. It two thousand nineteen report from. Fcc found that less than half of households in indian country have access to high speed broadband services a twenty percent gap from non tribal areas. And so i hope that we will be able to get good administration of that program. The cova pandemic has only increased the problem of limited broadband. Dude at more people working from home as well as distance learning for students for national native news. I'm steve jackson reporting from spokane alaskan native artist and illustrator. Michaela goad was honored by the american library association. This week with the randolph called toco metal. She said to be the first native american to win the award. A member of the central council of lincoln and haida indian tribes go was recognized for most distinguished american picture book for children. We are water protectors. The book written by carol lindstrom turtle mountain honors water protectors for fighting for indigenous rights and environmental justice. Awards were announced during the association's virtual midwinter gathering. I'm antonio
Counting US Research Rodents
"I this week. We have online news editor david graham. We're gonna talk about how many rodents rats and mice are used in. Us biomedical research each year. Hi dave here. When i first saw on the lineup i immediately sent you a guess. For how many rats and mice might be used by researchers every year. I was way off. What was your guest. it was eight million. Okay pay everyone listening you. Guess your own guests. I was way off. But the one clue so dave according to the study that we're going to be talking about today how many rats and mice are used or our house for biomedical research each year in the us. So according steady two hundred and eleven million. So i was way off. Were you surprised by this number. Kind of i mean the behind the study whose names larry carboni. He's at the university of california san francisco. Garri actually just left. There had written a book about fifteen years ago where he made a guest admit that was eighty to a hundred million so i heard a very high figure before but that is a lot higher than what other groups have estimated. The estimate tends to be around fifteen to twenty million. Why is this number mysterious. Why are people guessing or estimating how many of these animals are used in research. And this isn't something that we track greg. So there's something called the animal welfare act which is a federal law. That's been around for more than fifty years actually. Nbc wanted allows is the united states department of agriculture. Usda to go to my universities private companies any facility that has animals that are covered by that act usda goes in and inspect those animals for welfare counts them now. The problem is that there are only limited number of animals that are covered by that act that includes dogs cats rabbits monkeys but mice and rats and birds for the most part have always been excluded or mostly that excluded from that that means that the only agency that would go from especially as is counting. These animals is now counting mice rats. Nobody actually has any idea how many of these animals are being used in the us facilities. How does this value. Though this one hundred ten million or maybe the low value of twenty five million compare with those other lab animal populations that you're talking about rabbits cast dogs it's vastly more should matter who's number you believe. Everybody seems to agree that lab mice and rats makeup at least ninety three percent of all the mammals used by medical research so the total number all those other animals. I was talking about these animals that are covered by the welfare in the whole united states is about seven hundred
Pepperoni Hot Pockets recalled, may contain pieces of glass and plastic
"And a recall of pepperoni hot pockets. The USDA says the frozen sandwiches could have materials like pieces of glass and hard plastic. The company says. There's been a report of one minor aural injury. The recall effects 54 ounce packages of 12 sandwiches. This is ABC
Farmers Got A Government Bailout In 2020, Even Those Who Didn't Need It
"Back in the spring. Farmers who raise pigs were in panic. Some of their usual customers restaurants weren't buying prices had collapsed. Some hog farmers had no place to ship their animals because workers in pork processing plants. Were getting sick. This is just a grave situation on hot launch. This is nick. Giordano a top lobbyist for the national pork producers council in may on a call with reporters unless there is a large cash infusion from the federal government. We're going to lose a lot of producers lots of different farmers demanded government aid and congress provided thirty five billion dollars in emergency aid to farmers on top of regular farm subsidies which amounted to about ten billion dollars a year. Money went to hog farms but also people raising cattle corn and soybeans fruits and vegetables. Dairy farmers. Joe glauber an economist. At the international food policy research institute had trouble keeping up with at all. You almost lose track of of how much money is going out. Clobber used to be the chief economist at the us department of agriculture. And he finds it a little disturbing because by the time. Farmers got a bunch of those payments in the summer and fall. The problems were going away. Commodity prices have come back up and actually looking better than they've looked in several years. According to usda estimates total farm income this year without that emergency aid would have been about average with the government payments. Twenty twenty looks like it'll be the fifth highest year for farm income in the past forty five years. I think there is a fundamental question at that point. You say well. Why are we providing all this additional aid especially since farmers group are relatively wealthy while millions of other americans are wondering how they will ford groceries. I called up some farmers and got several different answers. Chad lehman is co owner of hog farm in illinois that got more than seven hundred thousand dollars in government payments in twenty twenty according to usda data obtained by the environmental working group which is critic of farm subsidies. Lehman says it's really not much for as big as his. He ran up against a cap on government payments to any single individual or farm. So didn't come close to covering his losses. None of us expect to be made whole but are asked was hey help us get to next year without that money. You don't think you would have made it to next year. What think you would have seen significant fallout from the pork. Industry significant fallout but farmers didn't have to prove that they needed help. They simply got paid based on their previous production of green or pigs or cattle the more crops. They grew the more government. Money they got up to that cap ron roseman farmer in western iowa says his neighbors sometimes made jokes about it. You know all these farmers were getting together and playing cards. These older farmers. I heard one guy say yep got another check from the government today. Didn't need it but boy. Yeah i don't know what to do with it. Roseman got some of money himself and yet i'm not in favor of an overall because it has Disproportionately gone to the largest producers which means those large farmers now have more money to outbid their smaller neighbors when land comes up for rent or for sale and when small farms eventually give up means fewer people in rural communities less life in small towns. We just continue to fight declining and aging population out here. It's a paradoxical result. Rosement says but passing out money to farmers this way can actually hurt farming communities and more money is now on the way. The latest coronavirus relief package contains another eight billion dollars in payments to farmers. Dan charles npr news.
Agriculture Industry Bets on Carbon as a New Cash Crop
"The newest cash crop for farmers may be greenhouse gas some farmers who normally make their living raising crops in the soil are now getting paid to use those plans to capture carbon dioxide from the air and put it back in their fields. Big agricultural companies including bayer and cargill are jockeying startups. On these initiatives their goal is to incentivize farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices and developed markets for carbon for more on the story. We have jacob bungee who covers the agriculture industry for the wall street journal. He spoke with our charlie turner jacob. How exactly does this. Carbon capture system work. This is a system. That's based around voluntary offsets or credits. Being purchased by companies and these could be food companies. that could be an energy company. It could be tech company that says they want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by some amount or achieve net zero emissions in one way that they're now going to be able to do. This is by effectively. Paying farmers who raise crops like corn and soybeans to manage their farms in such a way that the fields the soil captures carbon and stores it in the dirt and the reason for that is because plans grow. They withdraw carbon dioxide from the air. They use this in the process of photosynthesis to produce energy to grow In that process the plants then release carbon into the soil. there's no federal requirement for companies to offset their greenhouse gas emissions by buying credits from farmers. So why are companies interested in this over the last ten twenty years even longer you can see examples of consumer facing companies. Want be more sustainable and any number of reasons for this. I mean some of the have this. As part of their corporate mission as important to the founders in other cases it helps draw consumers to companies and and try to have more of a warm and fuzzy feeling by using their products or services. And so while there's no federal requirements for these companies to go and purchase carbon credits or or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. There's a commercial incentive to do. So could you points with consumers it can be for all the the companies view. It could be the right thing to do. Farmers have long struggled with low crop. Prices how does this benefit them. Well the benefit for a farmer could be getting a check for doing this. This stuff that we talk about which for a lot of them is the type of thing that they're doing anyway to enrich their soil to get better crop yields for their typical crops and the end result is as we say is that farmers can potentially get paid for this. The company is a are pursuing. This we mentioned some of them. Bear the owner of the monsanto seed business a big agricultural company cargill one of the biggest traders of grain in the world. There's some startups pursuing. This and the idea here is that they can quantify how much carbon these farmers are are questioning in their fields with these practices a certain number of tons per acre they can be paid by the ton or paid by the acre for these practices. All these programs now are in their infancy. In some cases they're pilots and other cases they're meant to be long lasting things with just that the the first innings however the companies that are pursuing this as well as some of the farmers are hopeful that a demand from big companies that want to reduce their carbon footprint or be able to offset parts of their businesses. Might come into this market. Push up the prices for these credits. At the farmers are generating and then in turn produce more income for the farmers jacob. What do environmental activists say about offering credits for carbon capture. Well broadly speaking to the environmental community supports the basic idea. Here that if you manage farm in a more environmentally or climate-friendly way they can have an impact on carbon in the atmosphere and the way that these things are structured. They've got some questions. Some reservations One just in some sense being a philosophical one that if you are offering are making available to a polluting company a carbon offsets that reduces the the environmental groups fear that reduces the incentive for that polluting company to clean up its own operations can continue to function as it has been And pay farmers on the other side. And how does the incoming biden administration intend to approach these sorts of programs. Well tom vilsek. Who was an advisor to the biden campaign and now has been picked to potentially head the usda again. He led the the us department of agriculture during president obama's terms he's talked about putting federal. Usda conservation program funding behind this idea effectively using some conservation programs to incentivize farmers in the same way so the biden administration plans to to put the the federal emphasis behind this same exact idea
New tensions emerge between Biden team and Trump administration
"Joe biden's incoming administration is taking shape. Former deputy secretary of state anthony blinken will be nominated for secretary of state x fed chair. Janet yellen is up to run treasury retired. General lloyd austin has been tapped to run the defense department. Some of these names have been more controversial than others. there've been some progressive objections to biden's likely pick a former iowa governor. Tom bill sack to reprise his role running. The agriculture department and a lot of republicans in the senate are cool to the choice of near attended a close hillary clinton confidante to run the office of management and budget. Some other choices like yellow. Have gotten pretty warm receptions across the political spectrum to talk about this administration that's what is likely to mean in terms of what a president joe biden might actually do. Let's bring in our left right and center panel on the right law. Chen is the david. Diane steffi fellow at the hoover institution and he's the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at stanford lot. He has worked on several presidential campaigns for republicans including george w bush's reelection campaign marco. Rubio's two thousand sixteen run and he was the policy director for mitt romney in the two thousand twelve presidential campaign. Hello lonnie thanks for having me and on the left sabil. Rama joins us. Bill is president of demos a progressive organization that studies and advocates for voting rights economic and racial justice and equity sabil is also an associate professor at brooklyn law school. Bill so bill when you look at these names What does this tell you about. The sort of administration that joe biden is preparing to run. So i think the roster that's being built out is really interesting to me what it shows. Is there too big tensions that i think the new administration is trying to balance. A one is a balanced between old hands and some new faces and the other is a balanced between a pragmatic course and also progressive ones. So when you think about someone like janet yellen or cecilia rouse on the economic team These are folks who have deep experience in economic policy but also represent. I think a little bit more of a kind of a progressive wing of the larger policy debate. Not these are certainly not Bernie sanders elizabeth warren folks but they very much represent a part of the economic profession that is increasingly focused on issues of inequality Racial equity and issues of how we get around are sort of current problem of austerity politics. Lot he what do you make of this list of names. Well i think first of all there are a number of very highly qualified people on the list people who have great experience in government who i think even republicans who may have policy or ideological concerns would have to say are well qualified to play the roles. They've been a nominated by the president. Play and so. I think that that's a very hopeful. Sign on the other hand. You've got some real head. Scratchers here josh. There are people who the president is nominated for roles in various situations that i think people kinda wonder what was he. Thinking there Heavier sarah for example to be secretary of health and human services a man with no health policy no public health background who's really so claim to fame in healthcare is arguing to defend the affordable care act which by the way may have been enough for biden but it really seems to be one of those picks where he had put the sarah somewhere so he put him at. Hhs which under ordinary circumstances might be okay but in the middle of a pandemic hhs is going to play a critical role in disturbing the vaccine and hopefully overseeing and the the end of this covid nineteen pandemic here in the us. choice of. Sarah is puzzling one. The other one that i would point to which doesn't require senate confirmation and so Will be what it is. Is susan rice as director the domestic policy council which has traditionally been the policy making apparatus at the white house that coordinates the creation of domestic policy overseeing areas like education and health care immigration. Picking someone with with the deep foreign policy experience for that job seems to me to be a little bit odd. I think she was picked for that job. In part because it doesn't require senate confirmation and biden. His team knew there was no way republicans. Were going to confirm someone is controversial. Susan rice so for every sort of great. Pick for every janet. Yellen for every brian You know you have a few that sort of make you think. Gosh what is the biden team doing here. So it's a little bit of a mixed bag so far. Yeah bill when. I look at the list of names. I do sometimes see what he is describing their almost a sense that biden had list of people that he liked and wanted to give jobs to and a list of jobs he needed to fill and in some places. The matching of the to feels a little bit random. I'd also point to to marcia fudge who's an african american congresswoman from cleveland. She'd openly campaigned to be agriculture secretary. She's a senior member of the agriculture committee. There'd been a lot of progressive concerns about how the agriculture committee has dealt with black farmers and about beneficiaries of nutrition programs people primarily eat food rather than making it And biden has passed over. Her is expected to bill sack in that position and then fudge specifically said that she didn't want one of these traditionally black cabinet jobs like labor or housing and urban development. She's going to be put up to run housing and urban development. So some of these choices they do have that feeling to me of what we want this person job. Well here. this one's available. Let's give them out. One is that is that. Is that too harsh. Look looking at this selection process and saying that you know i. I do think there's a little bit of that. In terms of the example with congressman fudge gave. I think is a is a good one of your. She has deep expertise actually on areas connected to usda. I'm at the same time. I think she'll bring a novel. Interesting and important voice went on the issues of hud but there is a little bit of that. I think the thing i would offer is you know. There's so much going. On with this transition. Given the pandemic given the extraordinary delays that the trump administration put in place at one things that we're really looking at is what's what does that next layer down. Look like so when you think about the whole team Not just cabinet but cap a deputy secretaries and so on can does it look like a team that then has the balance of deep expertise and Mission alignment right at someone. Folks who are laser focused on the combined crises of of the economy and covid and climate and original justice moment. That's the next layer. That i would look at right. Are folks getting complimentary. Picks to offset some of where they might need additional insight or expertise
"usda" Discussed on The Big Show
"That's nine nine five four nine one joining me during the big show. Today's spencer chase from washington. Dc agra pulses who spencer rights four and keeps us up to date on. What's going on in the nation's capital spencer. When we talked last we had things we were talking about. Moving forward with the bill to add a little more stimulus back in the economy however since then the biden future administration has named tom vilsek as their pick for secretary of agriculture. And that's got a lot of iowans and farm groups talking as well and what we've heard is most farm groups would be okay with that decision. Yeah i mean secretary. Sack is obviously a known commodity within connector culture. Given his eight years on the job i under the obama administration a lot of groups are going to be very supportive of of the secretary Just because again someone who knows the john he can get to work on day one and also he's going to bring probably a more pragmatic approach than some of the other potential candidates. That were that were considered You know of Some of the more contentious issues in food policy that Usda won't be dealing with on by keep in mind. The secretary vilsek is gonna face some opposition from some of the more progressive wing within the democratic party. You know there are some very frustrated in terms of his record on civil rights issues at the departments or at least apartments record on civil rights under his tenure A lot of concern about You know what exactly. Usda will do in terms of fighting hunger in the wake of the coronavirus. Pandemic as well as You know looking for some additional securities for workers and farm labourers and so A lot of things are going to be on secretary. Those sex played just by the nature of the job but also by the nature of getting You know the necessary confirmation at this point. We don't have any sanders that have come out and said that are going to You know make any particular amount of noise about the secretary villa sacks nomination but it definitely bears watching speaking of corona virus next round of aid Still being talked about. What do you think it might hold for agriculture. Well at this point it's hard to say really You know we've seen a film of about nine hundred eight billion dollars that has been produced by negotiators this week. The had to the tune of about fifteen or twenty billion dollars in drank agra agriculture assistance bites on. That bill is seeing some. You know those negotiations in that bill in particular scene some resistance in the senate really whatever they're going to do on coronavirus relief Agriculture is is not going to be the headline issue on it Really needs negotiators. We're going to have to sort out how they're going to deal with the main republican priority of providing y ability protection for businesses and the main democratic priority of additional state and local aid. I through you know through this virus assistant and so it appears that agriculture is a decent place when they when they get down to be single. She ation but braggart culture to get any assistance. It's going to have to be part of a bigger broader more comprehensive eight baggage spencer. We've heard there are some concerns with milk and dairy issues between the us and canada. What can you tell us at this point. We know that that was how the big issue for. Us agricultural going into the renegotiation of the north american free trade agreement now the us mexico. Canada agreement And so that is something that They're looking to address the. Us trade representative did file an enforcement action against candidate here this week looking to resolve some of the provisions issues again. This is something you know dairy issues between the us and canada guam. Got an issue going back to you. Know candidates supply management issues class seven milk policy. Really the fact of the matter here. is that This is actually the first. And i think when noting this is the first and enforcement action than any country is filed under us nca and the united states. You know taking canada to task on. Its dairy provision. Spencer if he could sam Some up the lame duck session for agriculture are. What what what would you say. The highlights are so i. I think it's it's one of those things that we're trying to figure out what's really going into the lame duck. We knew that had two main priorities going on They had to find some kind of way to fund the government and they had to find some kind of way to figure out what they were going to do on corona virus aid. And here we sits you know what was originally supposed to be the last day of the link dot now. They've extended it for another week and those questions still remain. You know at this point. Congress is doing itself another week to find government funding fixed. There doesn't seem to be too much concern over whether or not they will be able to accomplish that. But i think there is more you know a growing level of concern overthrown by our state Both the leadership on both parties in both chambers has spent the right thing. They want to get something done here in the month of september. They don't wanna pump this into january but at the same time when it comes time to the negotiating table and actually come up with legislation. It's a much more difficult process better. I mean outside of those things has progress on the water resources development act. Which is i would see to water infrastructure moving commodities along locks damn system but those two big main priorities still remain and still remain unanswered at this point. Spencer how can we find out. More about agra pulse absolutely we have You know a a weekly newsletters daily coverage that keeps you up to date on things that are going on foreign policy here in washington. Dc we do offer a free trial to that to serve risk to learn more about that. At agricole's dot com agra pulse dot com. Spencer chase joining us today on the big show about that Young andrew spencer chase joining us with an update on. What's going on in washington. Find it andy kind of ironic and maybe we'll talk a little bit later on but it looks like the very first challenge to the us mca between canada. And the is going to be over dairy exports. Your neck secretary of agriculture is just coming off as being head of the dairy export federation. I'm just thinking out loud right. I mean. I don't know that anybody's surprised that dairy would be the first challenge because of course that was the big deal or one of the deals with candidate was getting that supply system under control. So maybe one of the reasons that time bill sack was selected for the position. Think well i think among many many others but more coming up on the big show right now you can get black. Friday deals all month. That her sins kia. If you're looking for a new car. Check out the great deals. That hirszon's kia zero percent financing available and lisa. Starting only ninety nine dollars. Check them out at hearses. Kia dot com..
Interview With Stanford's Dick Gould
"One john wartime here this week. Sports illustrated tennis podcast. Hope everyone is doing well. No pro tennis events this week but a lot of scrambling behind the scenes trying to get a schedule for twenty twenty one as corona continues its blaze through the draw or the calendar As it were right now it looks like the australian open is going to start on february eighth. That's three weeks later than usual to count for quarantine remains to be seen. It looks like indian wells unfortunately will Cancel for twenty one or at least be postponed. Perhaps until the fall. Miami is a question. Mark will Pass on more news when we have it. Maybe they'll be more clarity by the time you listen to this podcast. Meanwhile today Two great guests very different In terms of the significant age gap. Here but i suspect They would rather like each other I guess dick gould. Who was the men's coach at stanford for almost forty years stanford one seventeen. Ncaa titles under coach gould fifty those players were all americans. He of course coached a Curly haired kid from long island. John mcenroe we talk a bit about that. A bit about the state of college. Tennis tickled sort of the john. Wooden figure who didn't just win a lot but it also is a paragon of virtue and the next person to say something ill of him will be the first. I would submit a glaring omission. He's not in the international tennis hall of fame. But this is a good conversation. We talk a lot talking about mcenroe. Talk about International players in college tennis talk a bit about head injuries as he is the vice chairman of a nonprofit Teach aids which creates health. Ed technology and is paying special attention. Head injuries Good conversation so here's the golden. And after him. We talked to brandon nakashima. Who took intro in between segments. So here's coach. Gould how are you do it. How you feel like everyone. I question we all ask. Is that have you your twenty twenty those. She's been good so far and You guys guys have been affected a little bit kobe. But so far would survive it and It just the families good The main thing for me of course in the so all those good but it's really effective. I working night stops stanford. Three years ago. I've been working on concussion case for nonprofit and and for video so pc and youth football and below the installaion stuff and it just a fulltime job. He can't go in the office. Fortunately everything we do is zoom so if one presumes john we complain about but where we eight million with you Know your it's allowed us economy to To keep functioning and some lab. I want to ask you about that especially well. We could jump too far ahead. But i don't know if you saw the decent. La times yesterday about the the stanford volleyball player. And yeah i did. I did see that actually. My granddaughter was director operations volleyball for eight years. During that time there's two sides to every story you know but it was a concussions are not uncommon vibe. I you know you go up to the spike in the bog. In your hands or you hitting the head and it's our first soapy. See was artistic swimming synchronized swimming. Believe it or not Gushes in that and everyone thinks football. But it's it's it's just amazing and very on another sports we'll talk about I can only think of one. I can only think of one instance off hand in tennis but roller to. I could remember we had a cup. We're we're doing a story law where people talk about the story on the got them. Whatever most of them are athletes about half icicle have college and we have a couple of ten stories in their kids. Get hit with a wall. In ben people are more settled some than others and it just I james wake of course one. But then there's a lot of slipped and fell much display lawyers for the usda all. I didn't think well. I've ever azarenka once. I guess you're right yeah exactly. There was an eight figure settlement mining. Something exactly i wanted to I said blah blah. I wanna talk college. But i also i'm just curious i wanna hear more about you. I mean i. I feel like everyone knows everyone knows dick. Gould stanford coach for more than forty years. It occurs to me. Maybe gula man. That's what you may come on side. You are often described But this is. This is someone who grew up in my hometown. It's near and dear to you. You're the john wooden college tennis. And some of that is about longevity and titles and wins and losses and some of this is about the lessons you imparted ana players. Who i'm sure you know. Speak glowingly of you. But i'm just curious. I don't know anything. i was telling somebody recently. I were you a player. How did you get into this crazy sport. I really don't know much about you. Pre stanford how did you actually come to us. We'll flamboyant and my folks didn't play it all from california. My dad's a form. And and i had a horse to ride all the time and a young kid and and my mom said well you're gonna take tennis wheels. The white freaking shorts downtown instead of my jeans and lee is what are you talking about. So do you wanna ride horses somewhere. Yeah what are you gonna take a less. And you may remember a gal on nancy. Chafee kind of eric mayor of She was maybe top ten in the world and her dad was my was the guy. Give me the lesson. you need everything. I did equate with those four. it was You step into the ball like rocky marciano steps of the bunch. You watched the ball. Come off the record lake road. Kind of what's coming on the pitches everything all of a sudden. It wasn't says he's it was a big thing and he made hitting a ballroom exciting. And i always worked in the summers but impl- sherman's but i i went to stanford and played on a team there and Got pretty good bye last year and Those days olmert sparse. I was but i. I got fairly good but there was no circuit And so you go out and play shamateuritism Do anything and nothing to show for it. And i had a job teaching offer. And i took that job in high school. And and and that was my vocation coaching in the absolutely love. It and it's been you appreciate my guys. I'm doing a book. Not a stanford. Tennis john but on either standing brilliant leadership on coaching in general. And it's i had guys who go to are still alive.
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"1135 all the big show clock by going to the big show winding up here on a Monday overcast skies not much dry yet. We have had some spotty sunshine across the state of Iowa but Picked up some rainfall Friday Saturday Sunday here in Iowa said big time rainfall in Illinois may brought you now instead group selling land and the equipment to farmers since nineteen sixty nine thousand nine hundred six zero steph group. We're GONNA talk more with a robot to Meyer coming up here in this little bit but we are talking right now telephone with Jamie. Koe Hockey and Jamie we're GONNA talk markets here but I do want to mention that Beef cutouts here have been on a wild ride for the last ten days choice. Cutouts set a record gain on May fourth when they gained thirty to sixty in that market Friday. They set a record loss of sixteen sixty How about that? You talk about volatility in there so Let's let's talk markets and come back around that beef market but we did have some rain a apparently in some sections of Illinois that was pretty heavy and Soybeans jumped up a little bit. What's happened in the soybean market? Yeah you're exactly right the moisture in the eastern half that they'll annoy providing some support our soyabean complex this morning some areas got twice of what the historical numbers Sean for the month of. May and they're still more moving in. Here's yet today. Funds are coming into the week long. Roughly about thirty two thousand being contracts you know and still holding those together very very firm here today but mostly whether not a big news announcements over the weekend China bind aggressively aggressively with beans. There are some rumors today that they might be in the market again for Korn surprisingly but not on being today would be the second update and still looking for more website. Thank you push another dining higher yet very very easily. Yeah Jenny. It's Sandy Is this spring rally be? We've been waiting on here. Is it too early to say that yet? Hopefully rebelling it I I hope this isn't the whole entire rally. Be hopefully restarting to hear to build support and even start pulsing shorts out of corn. They're holding a very aggressive shop over. Two hundred thousand contracts and weeds lower today big-time suppliers worldwide with weak kind of keeping. You know some pressure on the corn market here this morning. Yeah and Some of those pictures of rain over the weekend in Illinois and flooded fields. I'm sure have an impact. What about admitted quotas? What are you hearing up there in terms of Slow harvest from last year and prevent plant. Yeah it's it's it's still horrible You know reality of the crop in for a year or two and see what happens. I mean just like there's no relief up there for those guys at all and You know before you know ten fifteen years. Nobody even care about North Dakota okay. There year behind whippy do. And now you know the kind of the markets sending that do they actually do have some supply and that could affect the market and acreage numbers as well coming into this plan. Season yet that I don't think I've been factored in either And this is a futures market Jamie so at some point gets probably GONNA take that into account before report comes out. Yeah hopefully so when you get back going and also to the energy markets rebounding occurs another two to three bucks a barrel here today kind disappointing on Kurdish crashing cars going with it now crews rally in doing nothing but hopefully these higher energy prices can get numbers back moving in a good direction again and start teaching them to carry out away. Jamie is Bob. We're going to wrap up here and talk to you more towards the end of the next hour about some projections. But I want to get back to that Meet REPORT. And what's going on in this Beef market In it has been a roller coaster. Ride Kinda summarize. What's happening right now in the beef? Trade? Yeah you bet to. Even the number you talked about their on their record movement of choice midday choice down seventeen dollars thirteen cents select may five dollars and twenty five cents. East on Mount Load Movement at one hundred twenty three contracts but what we're running into. You was obviously the getting back to backed up. Backed up clear probably to fall their numbers right now saying maybe already backed up just on shackled space and also to the retail counters You know putting some limits on what you can purchase. We're not going to supply chain moving and it seems like a lot of people got bought up very very heavily when the virus first came out and haven't had to reload jet right now. So do you. Do you think we're going to see this dress? Market continue to roll off then. Yeah Yeah I think the boxes keep moving lower. I do think the cash stays very very study though. I don't cash fall out of bed with it. We're carrying humongous basis. You know last week trading one twenty one twenty five and the board here today ninety seven and change so I looked for that too narrow up I would look for a lot of spread action and cattle guys by June selling August and or October against it. They hear this at now. We're seeing a little bit of an increase In daily Hog runs as well. I don't know that we're seeing enough to dig into any backlog at all in fact we're still building that backlog but Kinda give me a short range long range look at hogs right now. Yeah yet. Order numbers Have jumped where little RETU- million head last week. But that's still roughly roughly right around ten eleven percent lower than we were last year at this time the market as clocks looks like it does have the lows in I. Don't I Greek to go down? There and retest retests is at all the key is going to be to get China to continue to fall through phase one and really not back out of that at all. But if you look at the supply of hawks I mean some aries. The numbers are showing it around two and a half nine ever offered last week. And this is roughly three hundred thousand to the backlog that you've been talking about says roughly. I think run eastern time period. So you're saying it's it's it's not you know anytime soon that we're going to choose the same way kind of like the Cadillac dragons if you more months yet Jamie. Once you're eight hundred number we a hold of you talking about. Just give a call me at direct at seventy five three three eight four one one one. Jamie koe hockey joining us. We kick off this segment of the big show at the look at markets. Thanks Jamie we'll talk to you again. Towards the end of the next hour. Nato you do have some breaking news one. Talk a little bit about right now. we were talking about some county fairs changing plans and looks like one of the concert scheduled for the Iowa. State Fair has changed plans. What can you? What can you tell me that you found out from the Iowa state fair website. Yeah the Iowa. State Fair was said to have Grammy Award Winner Chris Stapleton on Friday August twenty first on the grandstand this year Stapleton announced on Twitter Day that he is postponing his entire tour until next year rescheduling dates and the The fair confirmed that they have postponed until August. Eighteenth of twenty twenty one. That is a Thursday okay. So there's there there is the latest thanks nate for that Update the latest on Some things that will filter into the Iowa State Fair plans. Maybe some folks have plans there. Hey Andy we didn't find out right now. The three big things we need to know if that big enough three bigger things we need to know brought to you by your Iowa soybean farmer providing support during these covid nineteen tough times friends with National Association including big show but he can put out quite a bit of guidance and recommendations ideas on keeping workers safe on the farm during planting season and by and large those extreme measures have kept people from getting sick he says also believes that planning season helped out the mood a little bit and I think there's a lot of apprehension out there as well and that's and that's You know to be just you know justified for what we've got with the pricing situation. Certainly the demand scenario for Korn so Looking at a lot of different ways that we can You know try to help. Prop up our industry and try to make sure that we can come out of this. The backside with the building demand. Yeah given the large corn crop. That's expected at this point. You can hear the full conversation with Kevin out on the big show website in podcast. Form Looking for answers. Us Department of Agriculture's National Act Statistic Service CONDUCTING THE JUNE ACREAGE SURVEY. It will contact producers nationwide to determine crop acreage and stock levels. As of June I good big show Buddy Gregg tests and director of the Upper Midwest. Regional Office says that growers quote respond to the survey provide essential information. That helps determine the expected acreage and supply of major commodities. You can read more about this survey and who may get contacted out on the big show website light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe for the ethanol industry. Although leaders do stress we have a long way to go. But Jeff Cooper President and CEO the Renewable Fuels Association says that it looks like things are on the uptick that the worst may behind us We're beginning to see. Some signs of recovery. As states began to ease stay at home restrictions and people get back out on the roads in fact he says some of the idol plants have restarted and gasoline demand is starting to tick upwards well weatherwise wise here in the upper midwest state of Iowa picked up rainfall pretty much scattered across the entire state. Some of the heavier amounts an inch. Plus some of the lighter amounts around three or around. Half three quarters says somewhere in that neighborhood We're GONNA talk with Jason Gilson coming up here in just a little bit more about climate concerns here in the Upper Midwest. But let's just say that Downstate Illinois picked up some monster amounts of rainfall in fact Jamie Co hockey pointed out picked up more in the last couple of days than they usually do in the entire month. Not The way. It goes four. Plus inches of rainfall recorded in some counties soybean counties in Illinois also concerns. What's going on in the DAKOTAS North Dakota in particular for the third time the? Usda will survey last year's crop. And you say wait a second. How can they do that? Well because a lot of last year's crop apparently still left in the field and that is hanging over the marketplace not so much that That crop may or may not come in. I'm guessing but Most likely if it's still on the field this year's crop will not be planted in that area. Don't know that for sure may get a planet. But that's kind of what's hanging over the market a little bit with these re survey numbers. We'll talk with our old buddy Tim Mayer from the group coming up here on the big show.
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"I'll ever twenty three on that. Big Show clock Secretary of Agriculture Mike Nag. Joining us here on the big show again today. Mike WanNa talk about two things today. We're going to get right After it I wanNA talk a little bit about the Corona Virus Food Assistance Program that was designed to bring some aid to livestock producers. That I also want to ask you about county fairs here in Iowa that coronavirus food assistance program. Though I think sign up is supposed to start this week and yet we don't have a lot of details Mike can you give us any more background? Or UPDATE US? That's right. Welcome back Bob yeah the? Usda did hold a a Webinar last week. And and frankly there were Kinda few details In that and and and yet we know that. Usda is working aggressively to try to get this done. I think undersecretary nor the made some comments Late in the week over the weekend that The package is currently awaiting White House approval. Which is which is how that works. Usda proposes something White House Office of Management and budget needs to approve and so it sounds like they're in the final stages of actually getting the the program rolled out so again remember. These are the direct assistance direct payments to producers really across the the landscape to help grain farmers livestock farmers impacted by the market disruption. So as I've been saying all along this is a good start. It does not include everything That we think that needed to help. Producers and in fact doesn't even include all of our producers egg producers are notably left out of this direct payment system the other piece remember. We've got direct payments and then we've also got. Usda making significant food purchases. I think the big number is by the end of this calendar year. They will have They're budgeted to spend around five billion dollars buying food and again those surplus products that that would have gone to food service. And and get that routed into The food helping to address food insecurity through food banks Food Pantries so It's still waiting for those details and I think staff at. Usda would be trained this week. Which is the surest sign that something's coming forthcoming on those payments? Because of you you train staff and then that's when when folks can start applying quick question on that as a follow up. I am guessing that the requests for probably Go further than what the money will revert you and being in first or is it something that's going to be applied equally? You know this is something that I I think. That's a good point. Bob And I think we all believe that there's probably a more significant market impact than what's currently being accounted for and in all likelihood you could see that situation develop just remember it as opposed to the paycheck protection program or some of the programs that have been run through Treasury is. That's those were operated as a as a first come first served that's not typically how. Usda operates And so I can't speak to that in its entirety but generally speaking we know that. Usda Concerned with and and usually roles programs out in a way that's fair and equitable and and so I just don't think it'll be run the same way that we saw. The P P P quick update on county fairs by my count Here we have Thirteen county fairs. That have changed plans in some way one of them in your backyard in Emmett's Berg. Have you heard anything else? Yeah this is you again. It's something we've talked a lot about here we we hate to see it and yet The folks those county fair boards or making the best decisions that they can given their circumstances on the ground and the folks that Iowa stayed with the four H. And and the folks that FIFA I know are continuing to look at ways to still hold competitions and for folks and so this is just one more. We're going to have to continue to to work our way through it. you know State Fair no the State Fair Board is is evaluating all options for the twenty twenty state fair. And so we're all I think hopeful that these things can continue but You know decisions have to be made. And and Boy I support those. They're tough tough calls. But we support decisions made locally. Yeah Hey Mike tough calls no doubt in hearing from some people making those decisions over the weekend to I was comforted a little bit too to see at the grocery store on Saturday. Mike For Meat Case. And yeah not maybe the cuts and the sizes that I'm used to for example twenty one pound pork shoulder opposed to seven and a half to eight or ten and a half to eleven that I usually see But but no shortage certainly At this time anyway yeah. I think that's a that's a good sign. I was in a grocery store over the weekend myself. I loaded up the smoker yesterday so had in there But a lot of a lot of pork in that smoker. But there were some other things too but Yeah I think generally what I've been seeing is that that that situation is improving some you've got grocers that are working hard to find new suppliers and as you say maybe carrying some cuts and purchasing from some places that they had traditionally done so. I think folks are grinding. It's still a challenging situation. We've got enough protein on the farm The processing capacity is still slow from from pork and beef standpoint. So I think we're you know we're running something like seventy one to seventy two percent on pork processing last week and nationally down about twenty seven percent on beef processing so this situation continues and that means we're still building that backlog of animals but I know grocers are working hard to try to find an in restaurants too as they open are trying to find product. Mike he gets the last word today. Thank you. We'll talk to you again tomorrow as we continue our kind of daily updates with you we appreciate. It sounds good secretary of agriculture. Mike Nag Joins US eleven. Twenty and we're going to continue doing that. It's good to hear from our First Guy. In agriculture especially as the situation is very fluid with not only aid programs but As you can see and Andy has a link There that'll keep you updated on any county fairs changing That he'll post on the website But that also as well very fluid situation talk markets with Jamie Co hockey about five minutes away here on the big show Newsradio ten forty.
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"I'll ever twenty three on that big show clock secretary of Agriculture Mike Nag Joining us here on the big show again today. Mike WanNa talk about two things today. We're going to get right after it I wanNA talk a little bit about the Corona Virus Food Assistance Program. That was designed to bring some aid to livestock producers that I. also want to ask you about county fairs here in Iowa. That coronavirus food assistance program. Though I think sign up is supposed to start this week and yet. We don't have a lot of details Mike. Can you give us any more background or update us? That's right. Welcome back, Bob Yeah! The USDA did hold a a Webinar last week, and and frankly there were kind of few details in that, and and and yet we know that USDA is working aggressively. Aggressively to try to get this done I, think undersecretary, nor the made some comments late in the week over the weekend that the package is currently awaiting white. House approval, which is which is how that works. USDA proposes something. White House Office of Management and budget needs to approve, and so it sounds like they're in the final stages of actually getting the the program rolled out so again. Remember these are the. Direct assistance direct payments to producers, really across the the landscape to help grain farmers, livestock farmers impacted by the market disruption so as I've been saying all along. This is a good start. It does not include everything that we think that needed to help producers, and in fact doesn't even include all of our producers. Egg Producers are notably left out of this direct payment system. The other piece remember we've got direct payments, and then we've also got USDA making significant food purchases I think the big number is by the end. End of this calendar year they will have They're budgeted to spend around five billion dollars buying food, and again those surplus products that that would have gone to food service and and get that routed into the food, helping to address food insecurity through food banks Food Pantries, so still waiting for those details and I think staff at USDA would be trained this week, which is the surest sign that something's coming forthcoming on those payments? Because of you, you train staff, and then that's when when folks can start applying. Quick question on that as a follow up I am guessing that the requests for probably go further than what the money will revert you and being in first, or is it something that's going to be applied? Equally, you know this is something that I, I think that's a good point. Bob And I think we all believe that there's probably a more significant market impact than what's currently being accounted for, and in all likelihood you could see that situation. Develop. Just remember it as opposed to the. The paycheck protection program or some of the programs that have been run through treasury is that's those were operated as a as a first come first served. That's not typically how USDA operates and so I can't speak to that in its entirety, but generally speaking, we know that USDA concerned with and and usually roles programs out in a way that's fair and equitable, and and so i. just don't think it'll be run the same way that we saw the P P P. Quick Update on county fairs by my count here we have Thirteen county fairs that have changed plans in some way one of them in your backyard in Emmett's Berg. Have you heard anything else? Yeah, this is you again. It's something we've talked a lot about here. We we hate to see it and yet those folks, those county, fair boards, or making the best decisions that they can given their circumstances on the ground, and the folks that Iowa stayed with the four H. and and the folks that FIFA I know are continuing to look at ways to still hold. Hold competitions, and for folks, and so this is just one more. We're going to have to continue to to work our way through it. you know State Fair? No, the State Fair Board is is evaluating all options for the twenty state fair, and so we're all I. think hopeful that these things can continue, but you know decisions have to be made and. And and boy I support those. They're tough, tough calls, but we support decisions made locally. Yeah, Hey Mike tough calls no doubt in hearing from some people making those decisions over the weekend to one thing I was comforted a little bit too to see at the grocery store on Saturday, Mike for meat, case and yeah, not maybe the cuts and the sizes. Sizes that I'm used to for example twenty one pound pork shoulder opposed to seven and a half to eight or ten, and a half to eleven that I usually see but but no shortage certainly at this time anyway. Yeah, I think that's A. that's a good sign. I was in a grocery store over the weekend myself I loaded up the smoker yesterday, so. had. In there. but a lot of a lot of pork in that smoker, but there were some other things, too, but yeah I. Think generally what I've been seeing. Is that that that situation is improving some? You've got grocers that are working hard to find new suppliers, and as you say, maybe carrying some cuts and purchasing from some places that they had traditionally done, so I think folks are grinding. It's still a challenging situation. We've got enough protein on the. The farm the processing capacity is still slow from from pork and beef standpoint so I think we're you know we're running something like seventy one to seventy two percent on pork processing last week, and nationally down about twenty seven percent on beef processing. So this situation continues, and that means we're still building that backlog of animals, but I know grocers are working hard to try to find an in restaurants to as they open are trying to find product. Mike he gets the last word today. Thank you. We'll talk to you again tomorrow. As we continue our kind of daily updates with you, we appreciate it. Sounds, good. Secretary of Agriculture. Mike Nag Joins US eleven twenty and we're going to continue doing that. It's good to hear from our first guy in agriculture, especially as the situation is very fluid with not only aid programs, but as you can see and Andy has a link there that'll keep you updated on any county fairs changing that he'll post on the website but that also as well very fluid situation. Talk markets with Jamie Co hockey about five minutes away here on the big show. newsradio ten forty..
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"Eleven O. Six on the big show clock by Quin back with your winding-up the big show getting started on a Monday overcast skies and is with us. Three big things. Nate's been keeping US UPDATED ON THE MARKETS. We were up in the overnights on corn. Kind of off a little bit. We're still ahead in soybeans. We're GONNA TALK TO JAMIE CO hockey coming up at the bottom of the hour but fellas. I will tell you. We picked up some rainfall. This past weekend Little over an inch inch and a Skinny Quarter House that sounded quarter at farm South Central Iowa Eastern Iowa. Andy maybe maybe a little bit more than that. Factors still some rain Fall around the quad cities right now. Yeah it was in the further east to go and Illinois. The numbers got exponentially bigger. We're GONNA talk about this with the State climatologist twelve ten today. But I JUST WANNA I WANNA. Have you inspect that big show clock? That nate night took so pressure. Actually mostly nate last week while you were out so precious care of is that thing not looking better than it's looked in years after last week. Yeah I heard you boys talking about that. Last we got everything just like everybody else. Agriculture as out in the farm shop and I was listening in Planting pretty much All done from what What little planning work we do here on the big show. We follow a lot of planning. But now's the shop last week. Polishing things up should say knocking the rust off most of the junk that we farm with but Listen in so I heard you talking about the big show clock. Yeah well it is a sacred time piece that has been handed down over the generations. And I appreciate you taking care of that for me Also appreciate what you're saying Andy About heavier rainfall. I saw some four plus inch rainfall. Totals in central to Downstate Illinois so It was in some already planted fields. The pictures I saw I don't know if that's going to be a washout or you know how long can take him to get back in there but it it seems like those folks got it by the bucket load. I mean we got some rain but ours is spread out over three days here. Yeah And and for you know by and large we were fortunate that most of ours came pretty easily So on of wash associated but you see some pines now in some of the lower lying areas or at least a little water sitting anyway. So we're we got everything soaked back up. What we need now is some heat and Sounds like maybe Justin's got some Some optimism for us in terms of that heat coming up a little bit later on today. Well we don't have got much plan for this week. I don't think I mean were not scorched. Anything out there today. As far as I know what when we're in the seventies so overcast but Yeah Nail on the head. The other thing as I was listening to you boys talk about last week. And we're GONNA talk about it again. Coming up here is This survey that's going on in North Dakota right now I don't know what we're going to learn. Apparently we haven't learned much yet. Well I have another survey be at least not it's been released what What they said was the results. Were a little surprising In terms of significant unharvested acres and Which we've been talking about that for a while too but be that as it may and then you know planting intentions out there but then you start to think about okay Prevent plant probably going to be an option for some some acres in North Dakota and maybe with the rains in southern Illinois By the time they get dried out maybe too late there so another thing I guess. To add. Into the topics of conversation here going forward well the corn marketed and by and heavy into that but soybeans look like they may be believe in a little bit of that We'll talk markets ahead right now though and I have missed saying this. It's time for the three big things you need to know with. Andy Peterson well. Providing support during these tough times friends at the National Corn Growers Association and President Kevin Ross. Good for the big show. Says they're working hard and have been through planting season to try and keep everybody safe now as far as moods go he says. Planning Season's third has a way of bringing smiles about-face there's a lot of apprehension out there as well Andy and that's that's You know to be just you know justified for what we've got with the pricing situation. Certainly the demand scenario for Korn and so Looking at a lot of different ways that we can You know try to help. Prop up our industry and try to make sure that we can come out of this. The backside with the building demand again the big corn crop that it looks like he's out there you can hear our full conversation with Kevin it. Podcast FORM WHOL RADIO DOT COM hover over the menu icon in the upper left hand corner. Quick on podcast in the big show curated eating relationship concern about that between the US and China even though China's come out and said they're going to allow immediately imports of barley and fresh blueberries from the US increasing trade there but president. Donald trump over the weekend has stoked fears that China may not meet its obligations under the phase. One trade deal by saying to Fox business network that he really has no interest in speaking to Chinese President. Jean-pierre right now. He even went as far as admitting the possibility of cutting ties with the Asian nation. According to Reuters said he's cool very disappointed with China's failure to contain the covid nineteen outbreak noting. The pandemic cast a spell over his face. One trade deal accomplishments signs of hope in terms of recovery in the ethanol industry president. Jeff Cooper the Renewable Fuels Association says. They may see a sign a light rather at the end of the tunnel with gasoline demand. Starting to rise that the worst may be behind us. We're beginning to see some signs of recovery As states began to stay at home restrictions and people get back out on the roads now he emphasizes that the industry has a long way to go as the pandemic cut ethanol production by more than half in just two months idling dozens of plants but he also points out that some of the plans that come back online and output was the highest. It's been well brought to you by the coalition to support Iowa's farmers and I am looking so forward to getting out in the field with these folks again talking about the work and good farm neighbor award making some presentations to our good farm neighbors. We don't have any scheduled here through this month but hopefully as things start to get back to normal or head at least back that direction we can start planning some for midsummer mid to late summer and get out and visit with our were good farm neighbor award winners or figure out a way to do. It may be over the telephone things like that. 'cause we sure like to honor those folks are still out there doing great things and in fact. I would imagine. We're going to get a whole long list of nominations for the work and good farm neighbor award just from things that transpired here this past month but once again the coalition support. Iowa's farmers bring you update on whether I and I have been talking about the heavy rainfall across the upper midwest but Nathan's One section the world. We also like to look in on and that is South America so you tell me what's going on there right now. Is We're in the midst harvest in that part of the world. Absolutely their harvest season is underway In rid under sue and down in Brazil they're expecting mostly dry conditions until Wednesday than moderate heavy showers Thursday and Friday there temperatures near normal today near to above normal tomorrow and then above normal Wednesday Thursday and Friday in Mato Grosso to sewell and the Goya's provinces they will have mostly dry conditions until Thursday. Then they will get hit with some rain in the southern parts of the region on Friday. Temperatures there near to above normal. Monday and Tuesday above normal Wednesday Thursday and Friday in Argentina. Mostly Dry for about a week. A couple of weeks now But star system is expected there in the middle of this week with moderate Showers possible widespread there in Argentina. Well we are talking whether here and hearing that weather report from South America. One thing. That's going to start playing into shipping in South America. We hear now just over the last couple of days that The Corona virus that covert nineteen strain is starting to increase spread across Brazil. In fact Brazil now the fourth nation fourth highest nation reporting infection rates and it is predicted. That could start to taper off as far as product flowing out of that country and remember. That's where a lot of that competitive Soybeans in particular and corn comes trauma onto the world market. So it looks like that over the next couple three or four weeks. We're going to be watching very closely. What might be happening with those Dockworkers those ports because again it's now up to the fourth large still behind the US But on the Increase so that will have an impact on product to coming out of South America. I don't know Andy. How much impact is going to have But it's something that's popped up on the radar screen right. Now we're talking about China as well Trying to Maybe wiggle out A Rob legations here so In in looking for some more worldwide soybeans. We'll we'll talk more about that coming up here also our secretary of agriculture Mike Be Joining us on the big show..
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"Today this message brought to you by USDA at this radio station news I'm Carmen Roberts at least two tornadoes struck the Nashville Tennessee area early this morning surprising people in their sleep killing at least two and destroying forty buildings the winds around one hundred miles an hour or more it really hold but right down I. forty all right across the downtown into the Germantown area out to east Nashville or here is some significant damage there fox seventeen mineralogist Justin chamber search and rescue teams scouring the area looking for tornado and flood victims making sure gas lines are turned off Tennessee is one of the fourteen states holding primaries today California the largest with the most delegates imply LA times critic Sanders could win half the states four hundred and fifteen delegates others have made thirty five percent by twenty five percent Bloomberg warned at sixteen percent fox's William lajeunesse one more Democrat remains in the running congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard America's listening to fox news this is a box thirteen weather update and fox thirteen meteorologist Elizabeth to get more info for tracking scattered showers and storms in the mid south this evening some of those storms could pack a punch with gusty winds large hail and isolated tornadoes the rain will leave us overnight tomorrow mostly dry with temperatures in the sixties we'll have the latest on this forecast on good morning Memphis starting at four thirty eight clover sharpest suspending our campaign is what's happening so spending can to get the very latest a corona virus checking off on time nine six hundred W. R. E. C. ninety two point one FM cutting through the clutter to bring the people and stories that matter to you you're listening to America's first news this morning with Gordon deal thanks for spending time with us and welcome to Tuesday March three Gordon deal Jennifer could shrink some of our top stories and headlines for more coronavirus deaths in Washington state today is super Tuesday with fourteen states holding primaries huge day for stocks on stimulus news with the Dow up thirteen hundred points deadly tornado in Nashville last night federal judge orders sworn deposition for Hillary Clinton about her private emails Chris Matthews abruptly resigns from M. S. N. B. C. Jack Welch former CEO of General Electric has died at eighty four college basketball conference tournaments begin today and the startling personal discovery of two friends in Pennsylvania that story in about twenty minutes Judy's continues to motivate people to run for office there are three men in Texas touched by such incidents at churches who were drawing on their experiences to run for public office in the Republican primaries it's a story by Elizabeth Fennell who covers Texas for the Wall Street journal Elizabeth what's up here yeah essentially there've been a couple different church shootings in Texas that have gotten a lot of attention and now three of the men who were involved in them are running for office currently in Republican primaries Q. two of the men who were involved in the shooting in Sutherland springs a couple years ago that killed twenty six people the pastor of that church who lost his daughter it as well as local guy who chased down the shooter they are both running in different races as.
"usda" Discussed on Forked Up: A Thug Kitchen Podcast
"Imagine when you find out this whole branches of the whole branch. But yes, so they are you on first amendment grounds, which is clearly nonsense and is fucking ridiculous. So a recent lawsuit with Hormel, the meet people, don't, you know, the people who make that terrible chilly. It really shows how this practice like looks in action. So during litigation of this lawsuit. It was shown that the company's Hormel natural choice label uses the same hormone and antibiotic treated animals that Hormel uses in their other conventional hormone meat products like spam. But it's the sorts the same. But it's under the Hormel natural choice. Yeah. So it's like, it's like Doritos. And then like if they came up with like organic Doritos, then you found out the same. Seem like meat or whatever for more money. So you know, the natural choice label. Went along with an inflated price tag. Because people consumers thought they were paying a little bit more for better better product back. Same fucking the same exact fucking products. And while this is obviously shady is how it's entirely legal right now in the United States jerks. Okay. So like, we said the FDA has absolutely no guidelines for the term natural and only lightly enforces, the use of the term all natural. Okay. Meanwhile, the USDA defines natural do. With food out of politics, some sick of it. And meanwhile, the USDA defines natural as quote a product containing, no artificial ingredients or added color and his only minimally processed. Meaning it's processed in a manner that does not fundamentally alter the product. Okay. So that means that animals raised with warm owns and lots of antibiotics can still fall under the natural category. As can't Cheetos, and lemon flavored Oreos. The is. There's nothing natural lemon flavored or use sairy few people if anyone has ever gotten in trouble for using this labeling people should. Yeah. So natural all natural bullshit their own meaning thing. Okay. Certified organic with the USDA seal on it is what you're looking for that matter to you an agenda like not to like, maybe we'll post this on the website bit is that this is like the front matter of our first book. Yes. And we don't want people getting fooled into spending extra money extra hard. Earn money on products. That have no meaningful difference. You know? So a good way to get around. This is to read your fucking ingredients. I would even do a side by side. I would go get like they're normal. You'll be by the Brown packaging, 'cause they're like, oh, it's so for sure. I heard that look to see if organic is just in the name of the brand or saying, it says that uses organic ingredients, you know, like look for all that in before you go ahead and spend the extra four dollars on the products. Because most of the time is not a meaningful difference. And if.
"usda" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520
"Against USDA and the Montana beef council action that has now been expanded to additional beef councils across the heartland at the heart of the litigation is the money that's being handed over by state beef councils to the federation of state beef councils share of that group is Don Caldwell from Nebraska. And we asked her about what this all really means for the federation. How does that impact what the federation can successfully do right now nothing has changed because within that lawsuit? The judge has not plays the unjust that Montana is experiencing on those other states. So we are operating status quo. None of those states. I've done anything wrong. The lawsuit is asking to validate oversight federal oversight all of the states have. Memorandum of understanding of so each and every project that they're doing even at their state level is being approved at the federal USDA level now. And so that I believe will allow those states to continue maneuvering there fifty cents through the system as they have been to continue to create beef demands, ammo, you will be something that can be a good are Puerto argument by USDA lawyers simply that yes, really from the checkoff perspective. We want to be able to continue to do the good work. We've been doing beef demand is an all time high and that very much is in part due to the check off. And and if we are not allowed to carry out that good work, then I get sad thinking about what could happen to beef demand, and every producer we want. We want good market prices for our animals and beef demand is what brings that about four Don.
"usda" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"That is zero down is the USDA loan and the USDA loan is available in many rural areas around the country. One thing is urban sprawl is getting out there. And yet property is still rated USDA. All right. Let's get back to the phones. Tom is on the line. And Tom as I understand it. You're already be funding plant. Robert is working on a reply for me. We've had a little bit of problem with appraisal. And he's working which we greatly. Appreciate I just had a quick question. They had mentioned that during this process. We're not supposed to make any kind of changes in our budgets as we're going through this. But I'm in the in the middle of having to re reinsure my vote the price for the insurance now is almost doubled from what it was last year. And I'm I can get it through a different company for almost half price is is that one of the things you're talking about this. You're not supposed to screw with. And you know, in the interim now Tommy I let me let me applaud you for asking. Again. I think that is the the key here. You know? That's simply what we want you to do as a customer during this mortgage process. We can't give you that that list of of what you can. And can't do and we really we just want you to do is call us and ask and in your case. Changing the insurance on your boat is not going to affect the mortgage process. You know, we do not count that in your debt income ratio. That's not one of the qualifying things we have to count against you. Because it's not a debt the debt on the boat. We would have to count those types of things, but the insurance we do not. So you are good to go ahead and take care of that insurance policy..
"usda" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The usda has ruled in the past agree or disagree with it it's kind of their mo that they don't want to open the floodgates to everybody saying they need a car part of the requirement is you walk the course now we may look at it and say well that's not that big of an advantage for john daly i believe it is but as we found out with phil mickelson and everything like that the us has their rules and sometimes the as stickler for the rules and this is one of them so it's disappointing that jon daly's not in colorado springs could you imagine his drives at altitude but i can't like i would say just from a fan standpoint or a media person standpoint i would say let him play and let him take his card but in in fairness and just in the spirit of the rules and everything like that you can't really let him have that because then everyone who tweaks a hammy the week leading up to a golf tournament is going to want to want wanna cart so i understand the usda side of this now whether they re tried to get more information from him or whatever is is is another story i don't know that and like i said the usda has a oppressive eligibility tomorrow and i'm sure john daly will be brought up but for now we just go on the fact that john daly has a knee injury it's a temporary knee injury and the us shay's not willing to make an exemption for this.
"usda" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To the addiction of the wise just a few reporters tended grant and other black farmer advocates say even though the usda admitted widespread discrimination when it settled the pig lawsuit in nineteen ninety nine it did not hold any employees accountable i never have understood why people did not become outraged when the government settled with black farmers in nineteen ninety nine and not one agent lost ajar actually they got promoted not one several employees we asked the usda if anyone was ever fired after the findings in the pig for settlement they didn't answer that question or any other that we put to them so i went to the guy who is at the top during much of this time i set up an interview with tom ville sack secretary of agriculture during president obama's two terms he said he didn't know about the wise case and couldn't comment on it directly but he says if paul and nichols or someone else in the f office manipulated eddie wise production numbers that's a violation of agency rules if there was no justification in no reason to change the number from ten to eight that's certainly is you know something that sounds unusual certainly to something that wouldn't in my view wouldn't pass the smell test if that's in fact what happened phil sack told me because of the departments history of discrimination he ordered training at county offices and tighten procedures making sure farmers who came in asking for services were given a receipt so they could prove they'd ask for help when filing complaints and bill sack received a monthly report from the depa office of civil rights and what i can tell you is that we saw substantial reduction in the number of program complaints this these would be people coming in and saying that they weren't being treated fairly so we did see progress that is not to say that there can't be a circumstance or situation where for whatever reason something goes know goes awry because you're dealing with ninety thousand employees ninety one hundred thousand employees eddie son is also named edward wise with the family calls ronnie i went to see him at his home in a quiet semi rural part of prince george's county maryland ronnie is a career police officer in washington dc he's powerfully built like his father and shares his dad's love of growing things the garden is is behind this behind the shed and in what i haven't i haven't front with the raised beds we do back back behind behind the shit being back here is like being back is close to north carolina is get without being in north carol carolina and ronnie recently turned fifty two age that would have allowed him to retire with full benefits my goal was fifty this year was the sort heading back home to sis my father with the farm he always talked about being passed down something because his parents never gave him anything there there was nothing to pass the pass on this was my my heart's desire like i said i've been trying to get back north carolina it looks like my mom back she there's nothing to go back to last was the whole thrust in my life that's what i worked on a pass that was a done deal but i came pass them on to him that the government's taken on a holiday hawed even think about.
"usda" Discussed on WLOB
"The usda and the ad council a woman suing the mormon church over alleged sexual misconduct decades ago can dance and has made her name public and spoke publicly about what happened she filed the lawsuit here in federal court against joseph bishop the former head of the provo missionary training center whom she accuses of raping her back in one thousand nine hundred eighty four she has also named the lds church as a defendant in this accusing the church of doing nothing to stop this she alleges that the church had ample notice that there were problems that he had been previously accused of inappropriate conduct with others and still did nothing thus contributing she alleges to the sexual assault that she says that she experience and winslow with my fox salt lake city authorities saying employee of the centers for disease control whose body was found in atlanta river ground and there were no signs of foul play kenny rogers retiring earlier than expected rogers knows when to fold them oh away the seventy nine year old cut short has two year gamblers last deal farewell tour due to health concerns the tour which kicked off in two thousand sixteen had eight concerts left rogers rep says he has been working through a series of health challenges his doctors fully expect the come to be great but they have advised him the cancel all performances through the end of the year to focus on recuperation rogers announced his plans to retire after one final tour two thousand fifteen michelle pollino fox news scientists in an arctic have harvested the first crop of vegetables grown without.
"usda" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Usda have to guess whether usda doesn't or not if they're in the chug uh that that speaks to the complexity and that of of this institution in this the vast array of stuff it does it all so what are some of the things we would chug on the on the defer as iso right of i ask you that the the usda shoots geese at laguardia airport so they don't get in do i airplane engines if you answered no you'd be wrong hong they've they politely usd polices essentially all conflict between animals and people in the country the usda make sure that circus elephants are being abused the usda make sure that each of the nine billion birds we kill each year to eat uh our our our could make a sick the you sta overseas firefighting in the country while firefighting and the national forest service and two hundred million acres of of national forest the usda funds a vast majority of the science research into food production usda feeds a poor people and a school children who can't afford school lunches i mean he goes on and on uh and the the actual farming part of it the agricultural part of it at the farm subsidy part of it even if you can a generously is less than ten percent of the budget okay so the agriculture department safe were prepared for a transition they were ready to brief people who they knew would be coming in who may or may not have share some of their policy agenda um who showed up from the trump administration well i tell you that nobody showed up at the day of the election nobody shows up did worthy acting people the day after the election is that oh my god had parking spots reserved in they had offices set aside and the briefing books on the table and deranged wi fi for the computers and ed passwords for everybody in a badges to getting out of the buildings they expected a team of people show up and this wasn't just the department of agriculture there were there are other agencies were that there were similarly prepare that is one of wh whereas everybody and then days past and they finally got to get where that well there are a little disorganized nobody's come.
"usda" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"To usda dot com and you basically plug in um i think it's usda or google usda it will tell you it will tell you what the income limits are and you can look based on the towns in counties that you're looking at because for example hoax it new hampshire where we are down here parts a hoax that you can actually use the usda loan and then a parts a hoax that that you can't so some of that all you could buy and hooks it in in reality if they're on the manchester border they can so it really depends on where you buying up and what your income limit is for that specific specific region because your county could be different than cumberland county could be different than then another county in maine right and i and i i did look up short every enacted qualify put the number of and by how in what are income the we put the bill i was just wondering uh after the amount of ecu borrow well in again it you here's the other issue lenders will vary from they have what they call gus which is an a government underwriting system in they wanted truly got system and you get approved now one lender may have an over lay where they say you know what i don't care basically um probably even have gus says approved i'm not going loan because our local lending says we're not going to global forty one percent back ratio you may have another lender says okay i have agus approval i'm not going to worry about it because our relationship with the local usda says if you have agus approval you can go ahead and do it so oh it's really strange that one linda will tell you yet you will sat or you have an inexperienced loan officer was a yep got agus approval you all set and he's not even aware that the underwriting over lays there one of the challenges i find in my industry is the younger people that are in the industry take what they read off the internet or what they get off on the un in writing system is gospel and learn when reality comes along they find out that um um.