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The Latest on Export Prospects for Corn
   2020-06-01 00:00:56.137
In its new trade outlook for this fiscal year, USDA has made only modest changes to its previous forecast for corn exports. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

Lawn and Landscape Prep for Hurricane Arrival
   2020-06-01 00:00:59.298
Taking care of landscape items such as dead tree branch removal well ahead of a possible tropical storm or hurricane goes a long way in minimizing damages. (Rod Bain and Heather Kirk-Ballard of Louisiana State University Extension)

Actuality: Taking Care of Trees Before a Hurricane
   2020-06-01 00:00:58.958
Heather Kirk-Ballard of Louisiana State University Extension talks about inspecting trees on property in hurricane zones, and the need for removal of branches and limbs to prevent damage if a storm comes through.

Some Ways We Can Help Bees and Other Pollinators
   2020-06-01 00:01:00.160
Experts tell us that bees and other pollinators are struggling, but there are ways that homeowners can help those valuable insects. (Gary Crawford. Dr. Samuel Ramsey, USDA Bee Lab. Dr. Dave Goulson, University of Sussex. Jeff Pettis, International Federation of Beekeeper's Associations)

Actuality: Cotton Planting Approaches Two-Thirds Mark
   2020-06-01 00:00:41.247
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest on cotton planting.

Actuality: First Looks at Cotton Squaring and Condition
   2020-06-01 00:01:36.365
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the first look at cotton squaring and condition.

Actuality: Spring Wheat Planting -- Delayed, but Wrapping Up
   2020-06-01 00:01:31.089
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest outlook for spring wheat planting, emergence and condition.

Actuality: Peanut Planting Nears Completion
   2020-06-01 00:01:05.671
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says peanut planting is nearing completion.

Actuality: Sugarbeet Planting is Virtually Complete
   2020-06-01 00:00:25.626
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says sugarbeet planting is almost finished.

Actuality: Rice Planting is Almost Finished in Many Areas
   2020-06-01 00:01:28.816
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says rice planting is almost finished in many areas.

Actuality: Corn Condition Ratings are "Mostly Favorable"
   2020-06-01 00:00:49.266
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a detailed look at corn condition numbers.

Latest Look at the Corn Crop
   2020-06-01 00:00:55.797
What's the latest outlook for the nation's corn crop? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Winter Wheat Heading, Harvest and Condition Outlooks
   2020-06-01 00:00:58.801
The latest outlooks on winter wheat heading, harvest and condition. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

USDA Issues New Ag. Export Forecast.
   2020-05-29 00:01:00.107
USDA's take on agricultural export prospects is significantly different from its last forecast made back in February. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

A New Look at U.S. Soybean Export Prospects
   2020-05-29 00:01:00.473
U.S. soybeans are running into stronger-than-expected competition on world markets, but still running close to last year's pace. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

Meat, Milk and Poultry Product Exports Continue Strong
   2020-05-29 00:00:53.733
Export prospects for the U.S. livestock sector are continuing to be bright. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)


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Features

Agriculture USA


The Living Lab - Mt. St. Helens and its Ecosystem Rebirth
   2020-06-02 00:05:00.120
The violent eruption of the Mt. St. Helens volcano in 1980 forever changed the immediate ecosystem. Yet four decades after that event, the continuing regeneration of plant and animal life around the blast zone is on display, becoming its own research area for scientists worldwide to study. Rod Bain looks at rebirth of the Mt. St. Helens ecosystem in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. U.S. Forest Service researcher Charlie Crusafulli. Retired Forest Service researcher Fred Swanson.

Consumer Time


USDA Helps People Who Need Food Get It
   2020-06-02 00:02:57.345
USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box Program aims to get food to people who need it. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. AMS Administrator Bruce Summers.

Creating Urban Ag Opportunity with Pilot Program
   2020-06-02 00:02:46.765
A USDA pilot program focusing on compost and food waste reduction in communities is part of a greater effort in increasing urban agriculture. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Matthew Lohr

Enjoy the Great Outdoors-- Just Don't Give Invasive Pests a Free Ride
   2020-06-02 00:02:59.983
Americans are encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors -- just please be careful not to give invasive pests a free ride. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Belle Bergner, North American Invasive Species Management Association. Cecelia Sequeira (PRONOUNCED like cicada), USDA's Hungry Pests Campaign Manager.

How to Bee Kind to Bees
   2020-06-02 00:03:00.114
Want to help our struggling bee population? Gary Crawford has some tips from the experts. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Dave Goulson , University of Sussex. Jeff Pettis, President of International Federation of Beekeepers Associations. Dr. Samuel Ramsey with USDA's Bee Lab in Beltsville, Md.

A Study of Calories and Nutrition Going "Nuts"
   2020-06-02 00:02:57.162
Many tree nuts are nutrient dense, but high in fat and calories, leading USDA researchers to study what those calories really offer. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and David Baer of the Agricultural Research Service

Agriculture Update


USDA's Food Box Program Aims to Help Farmers Too
   2020-06-02 00:02:29.969
USDA's Farmers to Family Food Box Program helps people who need food, but also helps farmers and others along the supply chain. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. Nina Hansen, The Abbey Group.

A New USDA Export Forecast
   2020-06-02 00:02:28.114
USDA has just released its revised agricultural trade outlook for this 2020 fiscal year. Gary Crawford has some highlights. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Dairy Margin Coverage Payment Trigger Met in March
   2020-06-02 00:02:13.616
Dairy growers enrolled in a Farm Bill safety net program will receive payment for the month of March, triggered by recent changes in an income to feed price ratio. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

Carving a "Niche" in Global Meat Export Markets
   2020-06-02 00:02:28.088
While meats such as bison, even lamb, are considered niche in some global export markets, efforts continue to expand market access for, and education about, those products. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Dave Carter of the National Bison Association. Benny Cox of the American Sheep Industry Association.

Microbe’s Role in Crop Plants and Genetics
   2020-06-02 00:02:12.258
A nationwide study hopes to give crop producers and researchers better understand how soil microbes play a role in plant life, and perhaps impact crop genetics. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and University of Georgia Associate Professor Jason Wallace