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No Big Surprises in Friday's Round of USDA Crop Reports
   2020-07-10 00:00:59.794
There were really no big surprises in Friday's round of USDA crop forecasts. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

USDA's July Crop Reports Show Big Changes to Corn and Cotton
   2020-07-10 00:00:59.977
USDA's latest crop reports show big changes in the corn and cotton balance sheets. (Stephanie Ho. WAOB Chair Mark Jekanowski. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.)

USDA Estimates Lower Winter Wheat Production
   2020-07-10 00:00:59.977
USDA's July Crop Production report is estimating lower production of winter wheat. (Stephanie Ho and Chief Economist Rob Johansson)

Quality Loss Option Soon Available for Crop Insurance
   2020-07-10 00:00:59.585
A new Quality Loss Option is among the latest improvements introduced in federal crop insurance policies. (Rod Bain and Keith Gray of the Risk Management Agency)

Actuality: Details on Quality Loss Option
   2020-07-10 00:00:51.774
Keith Gray of the Risk Management Agency explains details a new crop insurance policy option developed as part of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Adjusting Enterprise Units within Crop Insurance Policies
   2020-07-10 00:01:00.238
Producers who have enterprise unit options as part of their crop insurance policy may note some recent adjustments designed to give more flexible coverage. (Rod Bain and Keith Gray of the Risk Management Agency)

A Drive-thru of Popular Meats for Consumers and Businesses
   2020-07-10 00:01:00.133
While certain quick-serve and drive-in menu items in the meat category are popular with consumers, they, for other reasons, are just as popular with restaurant operators. (Rod Bain and Kevin Bost of Procurement Strategies Incorporated)

USDA Identifies More CFAP-Eligible Commodities
   2020-07-09 00:00:59.977
More commodities -- mostly specialty crops -- have been added to the list of those eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments. (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

More Commodities Added to CFAP -- How Can You Apply?
   2020-07-09 00:00:58.671
How can producers apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, now that more commodities have been added to the list of eligible crops? (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Many Digital Options for Coronavirus Aid Applications
   2020-07-09 00:00:57.103
There are many digital options for producers who want to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

USDA Could Add More Commodities to CFAP-Eligible List
   2020-07-09 00:00:57.338
USDA is reviewing public comments and could still add more commodities to the list of those eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments.(Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Actuality: Two Crops Removed From CFAP-Eligible List
   2020-07-09 00:00:30.302
FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce says there are no penalties for producers who already received payments for commodities that have been removed from the list of crops eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program payments.

A 3rd Month in a Row of Dairy Margin Coverage Payments
   2020-07-09 00:01:00.107
For three months in a row the margin between milk prices and feed costs has triggered payments to dairy operators in the Dairy Margin Coverage program. (Gary Crawford and Richard Fordyce, Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency)

USDA Announces Signup Results for CRP Grasslands
   2020-07-09 00:01:00.708
This spring's Conservation Reserve Grasslands signup was the first since 2016 and it looks like producers took good advantage of the signup opportunity. (Gary Crawford and USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Why U.S. Farmers are Planting Less Wheat
   2020-07-09 00:01:00.316
What are some of the factors behind lower domestic wheat planting over several decades, and how has that impacted production? (Rod Bain and USDA research economist Jennifer Bond)

Time Trends of Winter Wheat Plantings
   2020-07-09 00:00:59.924
Overall U.S. wheat plantings have declined in recent years but staying constant are plantings of certain winter wheat varieties. (Rod Bain and USDA research economist, Jennifer Bond)


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Features

Agriculture USA


Technology Transfer and Benefits for Agriculture
   2020-07-07 00:05:00.146
An annual look by USDA at how innovations are turned into solutions and products for consumers and the public-at-large is now available. Rod Bain looks at examples of some food and ag research that is now in use in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Scott Hutchins

Consumer Time


USDA Awards Largest Amount of Farm to School Grants
   2020-07-07 00:02:59.983
USDA has announced its largest-ever award of annual grants for the Farm to School Program. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Deputy Undersecretary Brandon Lipps.

Technology Transfer in the Food and Ag Realms
   2020-07-07 00:02:39.320
An annual look by USDA at how innovations are turned into solutions and products for consumers and the public-at-large is now available. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Scott Hutchins

Babies, Kids and Teens--How Much Sleep Do they Need Vs. What they Get?
   2020-07-07 00:03:00.114
One expert says our children and teens need far more sleep than surveys show they are getting. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Susan Harris, University of Nebraska Extension.

Following a Historical Trail of Dust
   2020-07-07 00:02:48.176
Considered a once in a generation type occurrence, a recent Saharan dust event found its way across the Atlantic Ocean and impacting parts of our country. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Close Encounters of the Snake Kind
   2020-07-07 00:03:00.114
If you should encounter a snake in your yard, or anywhere, what's the best way to handle that encounter? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Maureen Frank, Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist at Texas A and M University. Also classic comedian, W.C. Fields.

Agriculture Update


That Surprising USDA Acreage Report
   2020-07-07 00:02:30.099
What may be behind some of the surprising results in USDA's report on planted acreage? Gary Crawford talks with USDA's Chief Economist. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson

Crop Acreage Reporting Deadline Only Days Away.
   2020-07-07 00:02:27.435
The July 15th deadline is looming for farmers to report crop acreage to USDA, but for some there may be a bit of flexibility. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Richard Fordyce, Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency.

USDA Offers Help to Producers During Hard Times
   2020-07-07 00:02:29.969
USDA has a host of programs and flexibilities to help agricultural producers during hard times. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Latrice Hill, FSA Director of Outreach.

The Latest Results in the Agricultural Trade Race
   2020-07-07 00:02:30.099
If the fiscal year ended now, it would be a photo finish between FY 2019 and 2020 agricultural export values. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bart Kenner, USDA economist.

What Do North American Countries Agree On? Fighting African Swine Fever
   2020-07-07 00:02:29.446
What's one issue the three North American countries can agree on? Stephanie Ho has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Lisa Rochette, Assistant Director of Swine Health for APHIS.