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A Larger than Expected Cotton Crop. Lower Price Prospects for Some Crops
   2022-12-09 00:00:59.324
Friday's new USDA round of crop forecasts shows a larger than expected cotton crop and slightly lower price prospects for several crops. (Gary Crawford)

Deadlines Extended for DMC- Supplemental DMC Applications
   2022-12-08 00:00:59.350
Dairy producers will now have until January 31st to enroll for either Dairy Margin Coverage or Supplemental DMC for this coming production year. (Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux)

How Long Will Current Avian Influenza Outbreak Last?
   2022-12-08 00:01:00.186
How long will the current U.S. avian influenza outbreak last? (Gary Crawford and Dr. Rosemary Sifford, with Veterinary Services of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

Unusual Bird Flu Outbreak Causing Some Unusual Biosecurity Tactics
   2022-12-08 00:00:58.723
The unusual nature of the current avian influenza outbreak is causing some poultry producers to resort to unusual biosecurity tactics. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Rosemary Sifford, with Veterinary Services of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,

Current U.S. Bird Flu Outbreak Unique in Several Ways
   2022-12-08 00:00:58.409
The current U.S. avian influenza situation is unlike past bird flu outbreaks on several levels. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Rosemary Sifford, with Veterinary Services of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,

Actuality: Current Bird Flu Outbreak not Causing Major Lost Export Markets
   2022-12-08 00:00:43.728
Dr. Rosemary Sifford, with Veterinary Services of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, saying this current U.S. avian influenza outbreak is causing far fewer losses of export markets than was the case in the 2015 outbreak.

One Possible Origin for the Tradition of the Christmas Tree
   2022-12-08 00:01:00.029
How did the tradition of the Christmas tree get started? Here is one of several possible theories. (Gary Crawford and USDA history researcher, Anne Effland)

Dairy Operators and Cow Skills
   2022-12-08 00:00:59.742
Successful dairy producers have in common the ability to care for the various needs of their herd - "cow skills" - so says an Extension expert. (Rod Bain and Jim Salfer of University of Minnesota)

Holiday Parties Can Stress Out Some Pets
   2022-12-07 00:00:59.533
Hosting a holiday party can be stressful for the host, but sometimes more stressful for the host's pets. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Susan Nelson)

Key to Global Ag Competitiveness - Ag Research and Innovation
   2022-12-07 00:01:00.029
A senior USDA research official has told lawmakers that continued innovation in our nation’s federal and land grant university labs and facilities is important to keeping U.S. farm and food goods competitive globally. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Chovanda Jacobs Young)

Actuality: U.S. Ag Research and Economic Benefits
   2022-12-07 00:00:42.762
Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Chovanda Jacobs Young discusses the historic economic benefits for the U.S. agricultural economy through research and development.

Rural Development Investments in Rural Economies
   2022-12-07 00:01:00.212
Recent investments by USDA's Rural Development are designed to create market and economic opportunities for rural economies. (Rod Bain and Rural Business Cooperative Service Administrator Karama Neal)

Actuality: Examples of RD Investments in Rural Economies
   2022-12-07 00:00:59.297
Rural Business Cooperative Service Administrator Karama Neal provides examples of projects recently awarded Rural Development grants and loans, and how those investments will improve economic development opportunities in project areas.

New FY2023 Ag. Export Year Off to a Strong Start
   2022-12-07 00:01:00.029
Latest trade numbers show U.S. agricultural exports have started the new fiscal year on a pretty strong note. (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Bart Kenner)

Actuality: Ag. Trade Numbers for 1st 10 Months of Calendar 2022
   2022-12-07 00:00:30.589
USDA economist, Bart Kenner, reviewing the agricultural trade numbers for the first ten months of the 2022 calendar year.

Actuality: Many Ag. Product Exports Running Ahead of Last Calendar Year
   2022-12-07 00:00:30.119
USDA economist, Bart Kenner, saying that exports of many U.S. agricultural products during the first ten months of Calendar Year 2022 are running ahead of the same ten months a year earlier.


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Features

Agriculture USA


A Goal at the World Cup – Showcasing U.S. Food and Farm Products
   2022-12-06 00:04:59:90
USDA and its Foreign Agricultural Service is promoting some of our nation’s food and agriculture products as part of the USA Pavilion at the World Cup – soccer’s premiere event – being held in Qatar. Rod Bain explains how our nation hopes to score some opportunities for its ag producers and exporters in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and U.S. Agricultural Attaché Lucas Blaustein

Consumer Time


U.S.A. Food and Ag Scoring at the World Cup
   2022-12-06 00:02;59;40
Our nation's food and agricultural goods are being showcased during the six-week run of soccer's World Cup championship in Qatar. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lucas Blaustein of the Foreign Agricultural Service

Are You Running in the Holiday Food Marathon?
   2022-12-06 00:02:52:02
Most marathon runners lose weight in the process, but the holiday food marathon can do the opposite. Gary Crawford has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford...and his stomach. Sharolyn Jackson, Kansas State University Extension.

Experts Have Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress
   2022-12-06 00:03:00:06
Do the holidays have you tired and stressed out? An expert says a five-minute daily routine can help you cope. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Bradley Dirks and Elizabeth Kiss, both with Kansas State University Extension.

Some Gift Ideas for the Gardener on Your List
   2022-12-06 00:02:54:65
Need some cool gift ideas for the gardening guru on your list? There are a few in this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension garden expert, Dennis Patton. Also those pesky singing dogs and, comedian, Jeff Foxworthy.

Some Good Toy Suggestions for Young Children
   2022-12-06 00:03:00:06
Santa has a big bag of toys, but which ones are the best for young children? An expert gives his answer in this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Expert Bradford Wiles.

Agriculture Update


2022 Will Set Farm Income Records, but What about 2023?
   2022-12-06 00:02:30:15
2022 will set farm income records, but can farmers top that performance in 2023? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service. Seth Meyer, USDA Chief Economist. Classic entertainer, Eddie Cantor.

Lower Prospects for U.S. Agricultural Exports
   2022-12-06 00:02:28:38
USDA trade analysts say 2023 U.S. agricultural exports could fall more than 6 billion dollars below 2022. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

Conducting Ag Trade Business in Spain
   2022-12-06 00:02:15:19
USDA's latest agricultural trade mission made connections for our nation's farm and food goods from buyers from Spain and Portugal. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton

A Late Fall Weather System and Its Possible Ag Benefits
   2022-12-06 00:02:15:05
The nation’s mid-section experienced an end of November storm system coming on the heels of a quiet fall weather-wise – a system which may have improved conditions on two fronts. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Changes in November in the U.S. Drought Monitor
   2022-12-06 00:02:27:72
The last month of meteorological autumn reflected changes over time in the U.S. Drought Monitor, but were these changes beneficial, particularly for crops and commodities? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey