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USDA Extends Crop Insurance Sales Closing Date for Some Louisiana Farmers
   2021-09-27 00:00:58.880
Farmers in the Louisiana parishes hardest hit by Hurricane Ida have extra time beyond the usual deadline to adjust their crop insurance coverage. (Gary Crawford and Richard Flournoy, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency)

Actuality: USDA's Risk Management Agency Flexible When Disaster Strikes
   2021-09-27 00:00:40.228
Richard Flournoy, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency, talking about a few of the ways his agency has been as flexible as possible to help producers in this year's litany of natural disasters.

Rapid Corn Maturation and Harvest Progress
   2021-09-27 00:01:00.003
Overall corn maturation proceeded this week at a rapid pace. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Details of Rapid Corn Maturation Progress
   2021-09-27 00:00:51.278
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says nearly three-quarters of the nation's corn crop is fully matured.

No Week-Over-Week Change in Soybean Conditions
   2021-09-27 00:00:59.977
Overall soybean conditions remained stable, week over week. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: A Detailed Look at the Poorest Soybean Conditions
   2021-09-27 00:00:16.561
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has some details on where in the country soybean conditions are the poorest.

Actuality: Details of Rapid Soybean Harvest Progress
   2021-09-27 00:00:25.782
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has some details of where in the nation there has been rapid soybean harvest progress.

Winter Wheat Planting Pace is Ahead of Average
   2021-09-27 00:00:59.977
The pace of winter wheat planting is ahead of average. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Season's Second Look at Winter Wheat Emergence
   2021-09-27 00:00:26.253
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the season's second look at progress on winter wheat emergence.

Actuality: Cotton Condition Remains Good Despite Delays in Development
   2021-09-27 00:00:53.420
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the condition of the nation's cotton crop remains good, and has improved from last week.

Actuality: Cotton Harvest Activity in Only a Handful of States
   2021-09-27 00:00:57.077
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of harvest progress for the nation's cotton crop is behind the five-year average.

Actuality: Details of Cotton Bolls Opened Around the Nation
   2021-09-27 00:00:48.561
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a detailed look at the number of cotton bolls open across the country.

Actuality: Rice Harvest Proceeds at Slower-Than-Average Pace
   2021-09-27 00:00:53.733
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at harvest pace for the nation's rice crop.

Actuality: Some Harvest Delays for Peanuts
   2021-09-27 00:00:38.112
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, notes some harvest delays for the nation's peanut crop.

Actuality: Detailed Look at Sugarbeet Harvest
   2021-09-27 00:00:14.524
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a look at harvest progress for the nation's sugarbeet crop.

Actuality: First Look at Sunflower Harvest Progress
   2021-09-27 00:00:18.938
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the season's first look at sunflower harvest progress.


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Features

Agriculture USA


Pandemic Relief Efforts for Producers and Workers of Farm, Food, and Forest
   2021-09-28 00:05:00.382
With several in the farm, food, and forest sectors experiencing economic challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agriculture Department offers aid through various and specific programs. Rod Bain looks at some of these offerings within this suite of pandemic relief and recovery programs in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt.

Consumer Time


Reducing Wasted Food is Growing U.S. and Global Priority
   2021-09-28 00:03:00.035
Reducing wasted food is a growing priority both in the United States, and around the world. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh. Todd Lawrence, Urban Green Lab. Filippo Gavazzeni, Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. **EDS: International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is Sep 29.**

Household Food Security in America - the 2021 Edition
   2021-09-28 00:02:47.549
What changes, if any, occurred in household food security percentages year over year, per USDA's annual look at this topic? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Alisha Coleman-Jensen

Food Prices Likely to Keep Climbing
   2021-09-28 00:03:00.114
Food prices have been climbing for at least 18 months. Is there an end in sight? Gary Crawford has the latest forecast. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Carolyn Chelius, USDA economist.

Woodsy Owl - Celebrating 50 Years
   2021-09-28 00:02:40.235
One of the U.S Forest Service's iconic symbols celebrates his fiftieth anniversary this year, with continued focus on messages of conservation and preventing pollution. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Mason "Amtchat" Edwards of the U.S. Forest Service. Woodsy Owl. Smokey Bear.

Houseplants Need Some Special Fall Care
   2021-09-28 00:02:59.931
Your houseplants need a little extra care this time of year. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Wark Upham, horticultural extension expert with Kansas State University.

Agriculture Update


UN Food Summit Sets Ambitious Goals for Hunger Reduction/Sustainable Ag.
   2021-09-28 00:02:29.394
The United Nations World Food Summit set some ambitious goals for hunger reduction and sustainable production. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

ASF Prevention a Three-Pronged Approach for the U.S.
   2021-09-28 00:02:22.994
The Agriculture Secretary says keeping African Swine Fever out of our country and protecting our nation's swine herds involves approach from multiple angles. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Farm Economy Getting Healthier, Despite Covid-19
   2021-09-28 00:02:28.950
The health of the farm economy is improving due to a shot of rising exports and a booster of high commodity prices. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. Farmer Mac Chief Economist Jackson Takach