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AIM for Climate Approaches Formal Launch
   2021-10-25 00:01:00.160
A U.S.-led climate initiative will be formally announced during next month's COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

USDA Raises 2021 Retail Price Forecasts for Meats
   2021-10-25 00:00:59.089
Retail price inflation for meat products is showing no signs of abating. (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Carolyn Chelius)

Actuality: USDA's Latest 2021 Food Price Forecasts.
   2021-10-25 00:00:15.830
Carolyn Chelius, USDA economist, with the latest forecasts for retail food prices.

Benefits Brought Forth by Bats
   2021-10-25 00:00:59.794
* - ATTN: STATIONS: National Bat Week is October 24th - 31st - * Contrary to their Halloween and horror reputation, bats worldwide provide multiple benefits to humans. (Rod Bain and Susan Loeb of the U.S. Forest Service)

Noteworthy Midwestern Harvest Progress
   2021-10-25 00:00:59.977
Good progress in the Midwest for corn and soybean harvest activities. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Detailed Look at Corn Harvest for Week Ending October 24
   2021-10-25 00:00:55.249
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a detailed look at corn harvest progress.

Actuality: Soy Harvest Details
   2021-10-25 00:00:52.715
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a look at soybean harvest progress in main producing states.

Actuality: Winter Wheat Condition Details, State-by-State
   2021-10-25 00:00:50.703
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says overall, winter wheat conditions are similar to the same time last year.

Winter Wheat Planting Pace is Close to Average
   2021-10-25 00:00:59.977
The pace of winter wheat planting is close to average, though still behind last year's pace. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Cotton Condition Compares Favorably With Last Year
   2021-10-25 00:00:58.435
The nation's cotton crop remains resilient, despite slower than average development. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Cotton Harvest Pace is Behind Average
   2021-10-25 00:00:56.320
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of cotton harvest is behind the five year average and behind last year's pace.

Actuality: Playing Catch Up with Cotton Crop Development
   2021-10-25 00:00:53.916
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the number of cotton bolls open around the country is catching up to the five year average.

Actuality: Final Rice Harvest Report for 2021 Season
   2021-10-25 00:00:33.332
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the season's final look at the nation's rice harvest.

Actuality: This Year's Peanut Crop Rated Significantly Better than Last Year's
   2021-10-25 00:00:21.237
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the season's last look at peanut crop conditions.

Actuality: Peanut Harvest is Behind Average Pace
   2021-10-25 00:00:42.031
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of the peanut harvest is significantly behind the five year average and last year.

Actuality: Sugarbeet, Sunflower Harvests Advance Quickly
   2021-10-25 00:00:55.249
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the nation's sugarbeet and sunflower harvests advanced quickly, but both are still behind last year's pace.


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Agriculture USA


The 2021 World Food Prize Celebration
   2021-10-26 00:05:00.094
The annual events surrounding the presentation of what is known as “The Nobel Prize of Food and Agriculture” make for a week-long celebration of efforts in the realm of improving global food security. Rod Bain recaps this year’s World Food Prize week including sessions within the Norman Borlaug Dialogue in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. 2021 World Food Prize Laureate Shakuntala Haraksighn Thilstead. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Norman Borlaug. 2020 World Food Prize Laureate Rattan Lal. Nassib Mugwayna of North Carolina State University. Mexican Agriculture Secretary Victor Manuel Villalobos. Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. Kees Diffenthaller of the musical group “Kes”.

Consumer Time


A New Round of Funding for Rural Broadband Projects.
   2021-10-26 00:02:30.517
Rural broadband efforts are getting another shot in the arm with new funding in USDA's ReConnect program. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Big Effort to Reduce Poultry-Related Salmonella Infections in Humans
   2021-10-26 00:03:00.114
Poultry companies are reducing Salmonella contamination in their products, but human illness cases continue high. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Deputy Under Secretary Sandra Eskin

Forecasts for Fall Fruits and Tree Nut Production
   2021-10-26 00:02:59.069
USDA's latest look at fall fruit and tree nut production indicates varying forecast numbers depending on the commodity. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Jaclyn Kramer

Areas of Bat Research Taking Flight
   2021-10-26 00:02:53.218
* - ATTN: STATIONS: National Bat Week is October 24th - 31st - * Several studies are ongoing in efforts to protect bat populations and bat habitats from a variety of threats. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and U.S. Forest Service researcher Susan Loeb

Getting the Lawn Mower Ready for Winter Hibernation
   2021-10-26 00:03:00.114
In most areas of the country, it's just about time, if not past time, to winterize your lawn mower. Gary Crawford reluctantly has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Ward Upham, with Kansas State University Extension

Agriculture Update


How North America can Assist in Global Food Security Efforts
   2021-10-26 00:02:28.950
A recent panel brought North American ag leaders together to discuss how their nation's collaborative efforts can help reduce food insecurity and improve ag sustainability around the world. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Mexican Agriculture Secretary Victor Manuel Villalobos. Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau.

A New Effort To Reduce Salmonella Illness Related to Poultry Products
   2021-10-26 00:02:18.266
USDA has a new initiative to reduce problems with salmonella contamination in poultry production from farm to kitchen. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Deputy Under Secretary Sandra Eskin

More Signs of a Shrinking Beef Cattle Herd
   2021-10-26 00:02:25.763
New numbers from USDA are adding more evidence to the fact that the U.S. beef herd is shrinking. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam. USDA economist, Carolyn Chelius.

Application Info on NRCS Programs
   2021-10-26 00:02:29.080
What are some things for landowners to consider when they apply for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service programs and the technical and financial assistance they provide? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and NRCS Chief Terry Cosby

Grant Offering Supporting Sustainable Ag Systems Research
   2021-10-26 00:02:28.271
Continued research of and innovation within sustainable agricultural systems is the intent of recent USDA grants. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Director Carrie Castille