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Tightening Up the U.S. Corn Balance Sheet
   2021-06-14 00:00:59.924
USDA made adjustments to the domestic corn supply and demand ledgers for this marketing year, resulting in a forecast of tighter supplies. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Less Corn in Brazil and Impacts to U.S. Export Opportunities
   2021-06-14 00:01:00.238
A lower production forecast for Brazilian corn by USDA indicates a potential increase in corn exports for our nation. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski.)

World Wheat Production Reaches Another Record Forecast
   2021-06-14 00:00:59.506
The trend of record global wheat productions continues in the latest USDA World Supply and Demand Estimates. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Actuality: Domestic Wheat Production, Supply and Demand
   2021-06-14 00:00:59.742
World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski covers USDA's June forecast for U.S. wheat production and estimates for U.S. wheat supply and demand.

Decline in Corn and Soybean Condition Ratings
   2021-06-14 00:00:59.977
This week saw a decline in corn and soybean condition ratings. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Corn Emergence is Nearly Complete, Nationwide
   2021-06-14 00:00:15.490
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at corn emergence.

Actuality: Detailed Look at Corn Condtion Ratings
   2021-06-14 00:00:23.170
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a detailed look at corn condition ratings.

Actuality: Latest Look at Soybean Planting and Emergence
   2021-06-14 00:00:58.906
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at soybean planting and emergence.

Actuality: Where Are Soybean Condition Ratings Suffering?
   2021-06-14 00:00:26.174
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a look at where soybean crop conditions are not good.

No Good News For Spring Wheat
   2021-06-14 00:00:57.521
Condition ratings for spring wheat this week are less than half what they were at the same time last year. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Latest Winter Wheat Heading Progress
   2021-06-14 00:00:31.346
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at winter wheat heading progress.

Actuality: Winter Wheat Harvest Pace is Significantly Behind Average
   2021-06-14 00:00:55.614
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of winter wheat harvest is significantly behind the five-year average.

Actuality: Cotton Planting Pace Picks Up
   2021-06-14 00:00:52.924
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, notes that the pace of cotton planting has picked up.

Actuality: Latest Look at Cotton Squaring
   2021-06-14 00:00:27.846
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at cotton squaring.

Actuality: Mixed Cotton Condition Ratings
   2021-06-14 00:01:01.100
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says there is a mixed picture when it comes to condition ratings for the nation's cotton crop.

Actuality: First Look at Rice Heading
   2021-06-14 00:00:33.097
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the season's first look at rice heading.


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Features

Agriculture USA


June is Homeownership Month, and USDA Has Programs to Help
   2021-06-08 00:04:59.990
June is National Homeownership Month, and in this week's Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho looks at USDA programs that are aimed at helping low-income residents get into their own homes. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Undersecretary Justin Maxson. Montana homeowner, Amanda Donnell. Vermont homeowner, Tito Santiago. Oregon homeowner, Sandra.

Consumer Time


USDA Helps Single Mom in Montana Buy a Home
   2021-06-08 00:02:59.983
USDA's Rural Development homeownership programs help a single mom buy a home that allows her to stay in the community where her sons were born. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Undersecretary Justin Maxson. Montana homeowner, Amanda Donnell.

Investing in the Nation's Emergency Food System
   2021-06-08 00:02:37.413
The Agriculture Department is placing a significant investment in our nation's emergency food system to build up its response and its resiliency. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Stacy Dean

Wildlife Services Wins Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award
   2021-06-08 00:02:59.983
A federal government award highlights USDA's efforts to protect human safety and conserve wildlife at the same time. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Wildlife Service Research Biologist, Brian Washburn.

Going Head-to-Head: Beef Patties vs. Plant-Based Alternative Patties
   2021-06-08 00:03:00.114
How do plant-based hamburger patties compare to tradition beef patties? The results of a scientific study may surprise you. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Travis O'Quinn, Associate Professor at Kansas State University.

Remember to Play, Clean, Go in your Outdoor Recreation Routine
   2021-06-08 00:02:57.658
Keeping invasive plants and pest from being unwanted hitchhikers from your outdoor excursion is as simple as cleaning items before traveling back home. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Krysta Lutzke of the North American Invasive Species Management Association. Cecilia Sequeira of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Leigh Greenwood of The Nature Conservancy.

Agriculture Update


Drought in Brazil Could be Worst in Almost a Century
   2021-06-08 00:02:30.099
Drought is still maintaining a stranglehold on most farming areas of Brazil. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Mark Brusberg, Chief USDA meteorologist.

Delving into Drought and Coverage of Ag Commodities
   2021-06-08 00:02:10.272
The last month of U.S. Drought Monitor coverage indicates a mixed bag of news regarding farm commodities in drought. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Farmland Values Up. Land for Sale Down.
   2021-06-08 00:02:24.483
It seems to be a seller's market right now for agricultural land. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President for Real Estate Operations at Farmers National Company, Omaha, Nebraska.

Expanding the Audience for Defend The Flock
   2021-06-08 00:02:23.569
The growing number of poultry producers in our nation also means an increased awareness effort in biosecurity measures, with a focus on new and young growers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Julie Gauthier of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Sheep Producers Partnership with USDA in Addressing 2020 Concerns
   2021-06-08 00:02:25.763
Despite numerous challenges last year, the sheep and wool industries found support and assistance through various USDA programs. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Peter Orwick of the American Sheep Industry Association