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Don't Expect More Market Facilitation Program Payments in 2020
   2020-02-26 00:00:58.827
Secretary Perdue is urging farmers not to expect another year of Market Facilitation Program payments. (Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Washing Hands is Good for Food Safety and Public Health
   2020-02-26 00:01:00.003
As the country prepares to deal with the spread of coronavirus, USDA's top food safety official has relevant words of wisdom. (Stephanie Ho and Mindy Brashears, Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety)

Plans May Change, but Planting Intentions Report Still a Key Indicator
   2020-02-26 00:01:00.107
Economics or weather may ultimately change farmers' planting plans, but USDA's Prospective Plantings report is still important as a first glance at the upcoming growing season. (Gary Crawford and Lance Honig)

"ReConnect"ion Continuing Across Rural America
   2020-02-26 00:01:00.421
Supporting rural broadband development via financing, and in turn, encouraging private investment and involvement, is how a USDA program intends to bring high speed eConnectivity to rural America. (Rod Bain and Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe)

Farm Risk Management in the Face of Adverse Weather
   2020-02-26 00:00:59.637
An ag economist says studies show that federal risk management programs and producer practices are significant in mitigating losses due to natural disasters. (Rod Bain and Keith Coble of Mississippi State University)

Actuality: Crop Insurance Loss Mitigation Improvements over Time
   2020-02-26 00:01:00.342
Mississippi State University ag economist Keith Coble explains how crop insurance has improved in its ability to mitigate losses related to extreme weather over the last four decades.

A Good Use for that Tax Refund
   2020-02-26 00:00:58.827
What's the best way to make use of your tax refund? One expert has a suggestion if you have a lot of credit card debt. (Gary Crawford and Lauren Jones)

Trump Visits India - Latest on Potential Trade Deal
   2020-02-25 00:01:00.160
The President Tuesday discussed continued trade talks with India at the conclusion of his two-day visit to that nation. (Rod Bain and President Donald Trump)

Implementation Progress on U.S.-China Trade Deal - Phase One
   2020-02-25 00:00:59.951
Some ag-related aspects of the first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement have been implemented and more are scheduled in the coming weeks. (Rod Bain. Vice-President Mike Pence. U.S. Trade Representative's Office Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud.)

Fire Fix Authority Moving into Wildfire Suppression Efforts
   2020-02-25 00:00:59.977
New budget authorities are in place for U.S. Forest Service personnel to fight major wildfires and prevent of borrowing funds from non-fire accounts in above normal fire years. (Rod Bain and Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen)

Active Weather in Central and Eastern U.S.
   2020-02-25 00:00:59.794
Although the type of precipitation will vary, the Eastern two-thirds of the country can expect moisture as part of an active weather system traveling through mid-week. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Flood Issues Continue in Parts of Southern U.S.
   2020-02-25 00:00:58.984
Waterways in flood-plagued Southern locales are reporting rising water levels and cresting - a result of weeks of heavy precipitation. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

California Dry Spell and Ag Related Concerns
   2020-02-25 00:00:59.846
Weeks of little or no precipitation in much of California is raising concerns about increased dryness and possible impacts to crops in that state. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: 8 to 14 Day Weather Forecast
   2020-02-25 00:00:28.551
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes expected temperature opposites on either side of the continental U.S., and above normal precipitation nationwide, for the period of March 3 to 9.

Possible Record Large Corn Supplies May Bring Lower Prices
   2020-02-24 00:00:54.831
USDA is forecasting a huge corn crop this coming season. (Gary Crawford and Sharon Raszap)

Biggest Issue with Cell-Based "Meat" Products Is What to Call Them
   2020-02-24 00:01:00.107
Right now the biggest issue with creating so-called "meat" products from cells is not the process itself, but what to officially call these products. (Gary Crawford, Matthew Michael and Rob Chiles)


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Agriculture USA


Rural Emergency Personnel and Unique Response and Training
   2020-02-25 00:04:59.990
While training and education for firefighters and emergency response personnel is standard, rural first responders must at times face unique incidents, and adopt unique procedures. Rod Bain looks at rural emergency response, and how it differs from urban and suburban emergencies, in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Scott Heiberger of the National Farm Medicine Center. Kevin Zummwalt of the University of Missouri's Fire and Rescue Training Institute.

Agriculture USA


Rural Emergency Personnel and Unique Response and Training
   2020-02-25 00:04:59.990
While training and education for firefighters and emergency response personnel is standard, rural first responders must at times face unique incidents, and adopt unique procedures. Rod Bain looks at rural emergency response, and how it differs from urban and suburban emergencies, in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Scott Heiberger of the National Farm Medicine Center. Kevin Zummwalt of the University of Missouri's Fire and Rescue Training Institute.

Consumer Time


It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superfarm!!!
   2020-02-25 00:03:00.114
Two experts say that if we want to keep having enough food at low cost over the next 30 years, farming will have to go high tech. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and technology investment advisor, John Hartnett.

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superfarm!!!
   2020-02-25 00:03:00.114
Two experts say that if we want to keep having enough food at low cost over the next 30 years, farming will have to go high tech. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and technology investment advisor, John Hartnett.

Kinder, Gentler Food Price Inflation
   2020-02-25 00:03:00.114
In recent years we food shoppers have been spared the big spikes in prices of commodities at the farm level. Why? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Gianna Short, USDA economist. Jason Brown with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Former USDA Chief Economist Howard Hjort.

Kinder, Gentler Food Price Inflation
   2020-02-25 00:03:00.114
In recent years we food shoppers have been spared the big spikes in prices of commodities at the farm level. Why? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Gianna Short, USDA economist. Jason Brown with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Former USDA Chief Economist Howard Hjort.

Increasing Digitalization of the Food System
   2020-02-25 00:02:33.443
Producers and consumers will see continued digitalization and tech within the food system and value chain, but what might that exactly mean? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas

Increasing Digitalization of the Food System
   2020-02-25 00:02:33.443
Producers and consumers will see continued digitalization and tech within the food system and value chain, but what might that exactly mean? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas

Rural Firefighter - EMT Training and Situation Considerations
   2020-02-25 00:02:55.673
Those serving rural communities as fire and emergency personnel face situations, and find training somewhat unique, compared to urban and suburban counterparts. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Kevin Zummwalt of the University of Missouri's Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Scott Heiberger of the National Farm Medicine Center.

Rural Firefighter - EMT Training and Situation Considerations
   2020-02-25 00:02:55.673
Those serving rural communities as fire and emergency personnel face situations, and find training somewhat unique, compared to urban and suburban counterparts. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Kevin Zummwalt of the University of Missouri's Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Scott Heiberger of the National Farm Medicine Center.

Choosing the Right Seed for your Garden
   2020-02-25 00:02:42.769
If you tend a garden, selecting seed for your desired vegetables, fruits, or flowers may be somewhat confusing. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Donna Gates of University of Maryland Cooperative Extension

Choosing the Right Seed for your Garden
   2020-02-25 00:02:42.769
If you tend a garden, selecting seed for your desired vegetables, fruits, or flowers may be somewhat confusing. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Donna Gates of University of Maryland Cooperative Extension

Agriculture Update


World Cotton Demand Sagging. Put Partial Blame on Coronavirus.
   2020-02-25 00:02:21.035
When global economies are disrupted or slow to grow, cotton is among the first to see reduced demand. That's the case right now. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. USDA Acting Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski.

World Cotton Demand Sagging. Put Partial Blame on Coronavirus.
   2020-02-25 00:02:21.035
When global economies are disrupted or slow to grow, cotton is among the first to see reduced demand. That's the case right now. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. USDA Acting Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski.

Words of Advice for New Farmers Interested in Hemp
   2020-02-25 00:02:28.480
USDA leaders have words of advice for new farmers interested in hemp. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. AMS Administrator Bruce Summers. USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce.

Words of Advice for New Farmers Interested in Hemp
   2020-02-25 00:02:28.480
USDA leaders have words of advice for new farmers interested in hemp. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. AMS Administrator Bruce Summers. USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce.

Survey Under Way for USDA's Big Prospective Plantings Report
   2020-02-25 00:02:30.099
USDA is quizzing farmers on their spring planting plans for an upcoming major national report on planting intentions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lance Honig, Chief of the Crops Branch of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Survey Under Way for USDA's Big Prospective Plantings Report
   2020-02-25 00:02:30.099
USDA is quizzing farmers on their spring planting plans for an upcoming major national report on planting intentions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lance Honig, Chief of the Crops Branch of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

USDA's 2020 Livestock and Poultry Outlook
   2020-02-25 00:02:23.464
What are some of the production, price, and export trends forecasted by the Agricultural Department for our nation's meat and egg industries? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and livestock analyst Shayle Shagam

USDA's 2020 Livestock and Poultry Outlook
   2020-02-25 00:02:23.464
What are some of the production, price, and export trends forecasted by the Agricultural Department for our nation's meat and egg industries? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and livestock analyst Shayle Shagam

What's the Worry with an Early Spring?
   2020-02-25 00:02:29.995
What's the worry with an early spring? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

What's the Worry with an Early Spring?
   2020-02-25 00:02:29.995
What's the worry with an early spring? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey