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Latest USDA Crop Report Makes No Big Changes to Soybean Numbers
   2019-10-11 00:00:59.951
USDA's latest crop production report does not make big changes to soybean numbers. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

U.S. Rice Production Expected to be Down
   2019-10-11 00:00:58.044
Rice production in the country is expected to be down. (Stephanie Ho, USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson and Acting WAOB Chair Mark Jekanowski)

USDA Forecast for Cotton: Yield Down, Production Up
   2019-10-11 00:00:59.820
The latest USDA forecast for cotton has the yield down slightly, but overall production is expected to increase. (Stephanie Ho, USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson and Acting WAOB Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Putting that Halloween Pumpkin to Culinary Use
   2019-10-11 00:01:00.081
If you plan to have an uncarved pumpkin decorating your home this Halloween, you can reuse it, creating a delicious food item or snack. (Rod Bain and Reina Hastings of University of Alaska Extension)

Production Increases for Specific Tree Fruits
   2019-10-11 00:01:00.316
Some of our favorite fall tree fruits reported a rise in production this growing season, per USDA's latest outlook. (Rod Bain and USDA research economist Agnes Perez)

Perdue Says Most Farmers Still Support Strong Trade Stance with China
   2019-10-10 00:00:54.935
Are most farmers still supporting the strong U.S. trade stance with China? Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says they are. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Midwest Storm Could Hit Immature Crops
   2019-10-10 00:00:58.801
A storm in the Midwest could significantly damage immature crops. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

What Crops Are Likely to Be Affected by the Latest Storm?
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.951
What crops are likely to be affected by the latest storm? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

China Trade Talks Resume this Week in Washington
   2019-10-10 00:00:58.279
Get ready for another round of U.S./China trade talks this week. (Gary Crawford, President Donald Trump and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)

Crop Production Forecasts Lowered in October Report
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.141
USDA forecasts for corn, soybean, and cotton production this month reflect an adjustment down for each of those crops. (Rod Bain)

USDA Forecasts Lower Crop Production
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.951
USDA's latest crop report forecasts slightly lower crop production, month over month. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Citrus Production Forecast Shows Steadying Numbers
   2019-10-10 00:00:59.951
USDA's latest production forecast forcitrus shows steadying numbers. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Actuality: Weather Effect on Crop Production Will Be in November Report
   2019-10-10 00:00:44.773
USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson says full effects of the latest round of bad weather on crops will be reflected in the November Crop Production report.

Not Much Change in National Topsoil Moisture Numbers
   2019-10-10 00:00:58.383
Have there been any changes in national topsoil moisture numbers? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Pasture Conditions Remain Steady, Week Over Week
   2019-10-10 00:00:55.928
The nation's pasture conditions remain steady, week over week.(Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Where in the Country is it Excessively Wet?
   2019-10-10 00:00:29.178
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, points out which states are suffering from excessive wetness.


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Features

Agriculture USA


Not an Ark, but Cover from the Storm, Courtesy of Noah
   2019-10-15 00:05:00.199
Cover crops planted annually by a Nebraska farmer with a first name synonymous with floods and arks appears to have saved his growing season from a similar weather event. Rod Bain looks at this conservation practice, and how it produced an unexpected benefit, in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Noah Seim. Aaron Hird of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Consumer Time


USDA Programs Provide Funding Alternatives to Commercial Sources
   2019-10-15 00:02:50.840
USDA programs provide funding alternatives to small rural communities or other organizations that might be too small to qualify for commercial loans. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Debbie Turbeville, RD director in South Carolina. Jim Tracy, RD director for Tennessee. Phil Leary, RD director in Florida. Michael Thulen, RD director for New Jersey.

Some Tricks to Treat Yourself to Halloween Savings
   2019-10-15 00:02:45.459
Spending money on Halloween costumes, candy, and decorations can add up quickly, and frighten a consumer, so an Extension expert offer some cost saving tips to save a budget. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jenny Rodriguez of University of Florida Extension

Don't Make that Potluck Supper into a BADluck Supper
   2019-10-15 00:02:55.412
This time of year, many churches and other groups begin to host potluck suppers. Sometimes these meals cause problems. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Angela Fraser, food safety expert at Clemson University.

Applause from Apple Apostles
   2019-10-15 00:03:00.062
There is a lot to know about apples, but we won't learn much from this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Matt Hendricks and Jessa Allen with the U.S. Apple Association. Chantel Oyi with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Agriculture Update


U.S./Japan Trade Deal, Signed, Sealed and about to be Delivered
   2019-10-15 00:02:30.047
The new U.S./Japan trade agreement is now officially signed and sealed and ready to be implemented. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Shinsuke Sugiyama. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Some Numbers from USDA's Latest Crop Production Report
   2019-10-15 00:02:29.995
What are some of the highlight numbers from USDA's latest crop report? Stephanie Ho has more details. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

An Account of Noah and the Flood
   2019-10-15 00:02:29.394
A Nebraska farmer named Noah had a unique technique to provide cover for a crop field impacted by this year's Bomb Cyclone. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Aaron Hird of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Noah Seim.

Approaches Towards Soil Probiotics
   2019-10-15 00:02:24.535
Microbial inoculants - soil probiotics - is not a new concept, but the challenge remains how to take products from labs to effectively work in the ag fields. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Terry Bell of Penn State University Extension