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Latest USDA Crop Report Makes No Big Changes to Soybean Numbers
   2019-10-11 00:00:59.951
USDA's latest crop production report does not make big changes to soybean numbers. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

U.S. Rice Production Expected to be Down
   2019-10-11 00:00:58.044
Rice production in the country is expected to be down. (Stephanie Ho, USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson and Acting WAOB Chair Mark Jekanowski)

USDA Forecast for Cotton: Yield Down, Production Up
   2019-10-11 00:00:59.820
The latest USDA forecast for cotton has the yield down slightly, but overall production is expected to increase. (Stephanie Ho, USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson and Acting WAOB Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Putting that Halloween Pumpkin to Culinary Use
   2019-10-11 00:01:00.081
If you plan to have an uncarved pumpkin decorating your home this Halloween, you can reuse it, creating a delicious food item or snack. (Rod Bain and Reina Hastings of University of Alaska Extension)

Production Increases for Specific Tree Fruits
   2019-10-11 00:01:00.316
Some of our favorite fall tree fruits reported a rise in production this growing season, per USDA's latest outlook. (Rod Bain and USDA research economist Agnes Perez)

Perdue Says Most Farmers Still Support Strong Trade Stance with China
   2019-10-10 00:00:54.935
Are most farmers still supporting the strong U.S. trade stance with China? Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says they are. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Midwest Storm Could Hit Immature Crops
   2019-10-10 00:00:58.801
A storm in the Midwest could significantly damage immature crops. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

What Crops Are Likely to Be Affected by the Latest Storm?
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.951
What crops are likely to be affected by the latest storm? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

China Trade Talks Resume this Week in Washington
   2019-10-10 00:00:58.279
Get ready for another round of U.S./China trade talks this week. (Gary Crawford, President Donald Trump and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Crop Production Forecasts Lowered in October Report
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.141
USDA forecasts for corn, soybean, and cotton production this month reflect an adjustment down for each of those crops. (Rod Bain)

USDA Forecasts Lower Crop Production
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.951
USDA's latest crop report forecasts slightly lower crop production, month over month. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Citrus Production Forecast Shows Steadying Numbers
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.951
USDA's latest production forecast forcitrus shows steadying numbers. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Actuality: Weather Effect on Crop Production Will Be in November Report
   2019-10-10 00:00:44.773
USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson says full effects of the latest round of bad weather on crops will be reflected in the November Crop Production report.

Not Much Change in National Topsoil Moisture Numbers
   2019-10-10 00:00:58.383
Have there been any changes in national topsoil moisture numbers? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Pasture Conditions Remain Steady, Week Over Week
   2019-10-10 00:00:55.928
The nation's pasture conditions remain steady, week over week.(Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Where in the Country is it Excessively Wet?
   2019-10-10 00:00:29.178
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, points out which states are suffering from excessive wetness.


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Features

Agriculture USA


In Stalk of an Earful about Corn
   2019-10-08 00:05:00.146
Corn is a huge industry in this country, but on this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford brings it down to his level.....which is very low, indeed. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Maryland corn grower, Chip Bowling. Chantel Oyi with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. New York farmer, Melanie Wickham.

Consumer Time


How Do USDA International Assistance Programs Differ from USAID?
   2019-10-08 00:02:59.957
How do USDA international assistance programs differ from USAID? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley

A Full Festival of Fall Time Fruits for This Year
   2019-10-08 00:02:32.790
Production of several fall-time fruit crops is forecasted up from last year, assuring plenty of these fruits to be available to consumers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA research economist Agnes Perez

Consumers Want More Mushrooms than U.S. Farmers Are Producing
   2019-10-08 00:03:00.062
U.S. mushroom growers are having problems meeting the growing consumer demand for fresh mushrooms. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lori Harrison with the American Mushroom Institute. Heather Harter with the Mushroom Council.

Mushroom Muddles and Myths
   2019-10-08 00:03:00.062
It seems some of us have some misconceptions about mushrooms. Gary Crawford tales a look in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Heather Harter with the Mushroom Council. Chantel Oyi with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Getting More Use Out of Your Halloween Pumpkin
   2019-10-08 00:02:44.388
Whether as a food item or compost material, pumpkins have several uses beyond the Halloween season. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Reina Hastings of University of Alaska Extension

Agriculture Update


A New Deal Regarding the RFS
   2019-10-08 00:02:05.570
A recent agreement between USDA and the Environmental Protection Agency is designed to create improvements to the nation's biofuel policy. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Geoff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association

Vaccines Could Help Avert a Full Blown U.S. Foot and Mouth Disaster
   2019-10-08 00:02:30.047
USDA is making progress on building a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, which some say is very much needed. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University. Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council.

Drought Coverage Map Expands Over September
   2019-10-08 00:02:16.855
Significant dryness in many areas of the southern tier led to a sharp increase in total drought coverage in the continental U.S. over the past month. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

A Precision Project for Dryland Crop Growing Areas
   2019-10-08 00:02:21.949
USDA researchers in the Central High Plains are looking at changes in elevation in crop fields, and in turn, how that impacts both yields and nutrient application levels. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Merle Vigil of the Agricultural Research Service

Western Juniper Control - The Best Way to Go About It?
   2019-10-08 00:02:23.020
Western Juniper encroachment can negatively impact sagebrush ecosystems and Sage Grouse populations, but what is the best, long-term method to control this conifer? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA researcher Kirk Davies