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The Pleasures and the Perils of Online Gift Shopping
   2020-11-30 00:01:00.107
***This story more appropriate for use on cyber-Monday or the morning after*** Shoppers on Cyber Monday will break all records for online shopping, but an expert says it could also break some people's budgets. (Gary Crawford and Amanda Woods, Ohio State University Extension)

October Price Received Index Boosted by Livestock Sector
   2020-11-30 00:01:00.160
Increases in prices received for commodities in the livestock index led to a slight uptick in USDA's Agricultural Prices report covering October. (Rod Bain)

Deadline to Apply for CFAP2 is Fast Approaching
   2020-11-30 00:00:59.977
Producers interested in applying for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program have a little more than one week left to apply. (Stephanie Ho and Undersecretary Bill Northey)

Actuality: Where to Get More Info About CFAP2
   2020-11-30 00:00:26.435
USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey points to a few ways producers can find out more information about the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Rising Feed Prices Could Affect Beef Cattle Business in Several Ways
   2020-11-30 00:00:49.136
What effect will higher feed prices have on the beef cattle industry, besides the obvious? (Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam)

Last Crop Progress Report of 2020
   2020-11-30 00:00:58.827
This is the last Crop Progress report for 2020. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Drought Affects Winter Wheat Emergence, Condition
   2020-11-30 00:00:58.566
This year's last look at the winter wheat crop. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: National Winter Wheat Condition Details
   2020-11-30 00:00:41.221
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says drought has had an effect on the nation's overall winter wheat condition.

Actuality: 2020 Winter Wheat is One of Lowest Rated Crops This Century
   2020-11-30 00:00:21.838
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says this year's winter wheat crop is rated very low.

Actuality: Winter Wheat Conditions, State by State
   2020-11-30 00:00:49.606
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a state by state look at winter wheat conditions.

Actuality: Cotton Harvest Pace Ahead of Average
   2020-11-30 00:00:33.985
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the nation's cotton harvest pace is ahead of average.

Actuality: Cotton Harvest Challenges in the Southeast
   2020-11-30 00:00:50.390
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says there are challenges to completing cotton harvesting in the southern part of the country.

Actuality: Peanut Harvest Nearly Complete for the Year
   2020-11-30 00:00:47.386
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the peanut harvest is nearing completion, nationwide.

Actuality: Last 2020 Look at Sunflower Harvest
   2020-11-30 00:00:57.364
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the year's last look at the sunflower harvest.

What's in Store for Commodity Prices?
   2020-11-27 00:01:00.316
What are the thoughts of some analysts regarding recent commodity price increases and if this will be a continuing trend in the short and long term? (Rod Bain. Commodity analysist Dale Durcholz and Clayton Pope. Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.)

Margin Trends in the Beef Cattle Business
   2020-11-27 00:00:55.040
There is money to be made in the beef cattle business, depending on what part of the business you're in. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst)

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Agriculture USA

Oysters, the Chesapeake Bay, and a New Term: Merroir
   2020-11-24 00:04:59.990
What is there to know about oysters? Perhaps more than you might expect. Stephanie Ho brings this world of discovery from the waters of the deep in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Don Webster of University of Maryland Extension. University of Maryland Professor Matt Gray.

Consumer Time

Some Thanksgiving History and Twistery
   2020-11-24 00:02:59.826
Do you think you know all about the story of Thanksgiving? If so, there's no need to listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA historical expert, Anne Effland.

The Average Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal in 2020
   2020-11-24 00:02:30.047
So how much will consumers pay this year for all the items and ingredients usually included in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and John Newton of the American Farm Bureau Federation

Science Aids Weather Forecasting, But Doesn't Allow for Long-Term Predictions
   2020-11-24 00:02:59.983
When it comes to weather forecasts, science provides reliability, but does not permit meteorologists to make specific weather predictions too far in advance. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

You May Know about Terroir, but what is Merroir?
   2020-11-24 00:02:59.983
If you love to eat oysters, you may already know the answer to this question, but for the rest of us, what is merroir (mare-wahr)? Stephanie Ho sheds some light on the concept. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Don Webster, University of Maryland Extension. Matt Gray, University of Maryland

A Christmas Tree Close-Up in the South
   2020-11-24 00:02:40.496
An area not necessarily thought of for Christmas tree production offers a variety of species for the holidays, especially as living Christmas trees. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and John Kushla of Mississippi State University Extension

Agriculture Update

Perdue Says Trade Agreements Combining to Bolster Commodity Prices
   2020-11-24 00:02:29.655
Are new trade agreements over the last four years combining to raise farm prices? Sonny Perdue thinks so. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Two CRP Sign-Ups to Start 2021
   2020-11-24 00:02:30.151
USDA's Farm Service Agency recently announced sign-up periods next year for the general Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

New Updates for the National Poultry Improvement Plan
   2020-11-24 00:02:29.969
What are the latest updates to the National Poultry Improvement Plan? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Elena Behnke, National Poultry Improvement Plan senior coordinator.

National Weather Service Winter Outlook
   2020-11-24 00:02:30.021
What are the National Weather Service's expectations for the upcoming winter? Stephanie Ho has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

Ag Contributions to the Energy Sector
   2020-11-24 00:02:14.870
What do ethanol and biodiesel contributions to the nation's overall energy sector look like in 2020, and how might ag based energy contribute in the future? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Ron Lamberty of the American Coalition of Ethanol. Tom Verry of the National Biodiesel Board.