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A "Constant" Look at 2020 Ag Land Values
   2020-08-07 00:01:00.421
It appears regarding national categories, agricultural land values for this year mirror those from 2019. (Rod Bain and Deputy Chief Economist Cindy Nickerson)

Comparing Cash Rent Categories Year Over Year
   2020-08-07 00:01:00.369
What trends were revealed when the Agriculture Department looked at 2020 cash rents per acre versus the previous year? (Rod Bain and Deputy Chief Economist Cindy Nickerson)

Changes in Emergency Haying and Grazing Provisions on CRP Lands
   2020-08-07 00:01:00.133
The 2018 Farm Bill has streamlined the application process for emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve land. (Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Actuality: Provisions for Emergency Haying-Grazing on CRP Land
   2020-08-07 00:00:59.611
Farm Service Administrator Richard Fordyce explains some of the provisions covered under emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program lands, per the 2018 Farm Bill.

White House Program Against Drug Trafficking Brings the Fight to the Community
   2020-08-07 00:00:59.977
A White House program to combat drug trafficking is bringing the fight to the community. (Stephanie Ho and Jim Carroll, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy)

White House Drug Fighting Program Looks at Return on Investment
   2020-08-07 00:00:56.920
What's the return on investment of a White House program aimed at fighting drug trafficking? (Stephanie Ho and Jim Carroll, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy)

White House Program Fights Drug Trafficking by Seizing Drugs and Cash
   2020-08-07 00:00:59.768
A White House program to fight drug trafficking is leading to seizures of drugs and cash. (Stephanie Ho and Jim Carroll, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy)

White House Program Focuses on High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
   2020-08-07 00:00:57.182
The White House is bringing the fight against drugs to what it calls "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas." (Stephanie Ho and Jim Carroll, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy)

Atlantic Storm Season Could be Worse than First Predicted
   2020-08-07 00:01:00.107
Forecasters were already projecting a very active Atlantic Basin tropical storm season, but now they say it will be even more active than they first thought. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist)

Farmers May Feel Effects of a Busier than Expected Tropical Storm Season
   2020-08-07 00:01:00.107
Farmers in the Eastern half of the country may feel the effects of a busier than expected tropical storm season. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist)

Actuality: Atlantic Basin Tropical Storm Activity at Record Pace
   2020-08-07 00:00:27.219
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying the Atlantic Basin tropical storm season is off to a blistering, record setting pace.

Markets Await Upcoming USDA Crop Forecasts
   2020-08-07 00:00:51.173
Traders are anxiously waiting for USDA's upcoming round of crop reports. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski) ***Broadcasters--USDA's Crop Production Report and Ag. Supply/Demand reports will be released Wednesday, August 12 at noon EST***

No Corn/Soybean Objective Yield Data for USDA August Crop Forecast
   2020-08-07 00:01:00.003
Upcoming USDA crop production report for soybeans and corn will not be based on actual objective field plot evaluations. (Gary Crawford and Lance Honig) ***Broadcasters--USDA releases its August Crop Production Report on Thursday, August 12th, noon EST.***

USDA Releases Complete Asian Giant Hornet Genome
   2020-08-06 00:00:59.977
USDA has publicly released the complete genome for the Asian Giant Hornet. (Stephanie Ho and Anna Childers, ARS Bee Research Lab)

What Concerns Authorities About Asian Giant Hornets?
   2020-08-06 00:00:59.977
There are several reasons authorities are concerned about Asian Giant Hornets in North America. (Stephanie Ho and Anna Childers, ARS Bee Research Lab)

Asian Giant Hornet Genome Data has Many Uses
   2020-08-06 00:00:59.951
There are many uses for the Asian giant hornet complete genome data. (Stephanie Ho and Anna Childers, ARS Bee Research Lab)


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Features

Agriculture USA


The Latest Steps in Animal Disease Preparedness
   2020-08-04 00:05:00.094
The U.S. continues to build upon its programs and standards for preparedness against animal diseases entering our nation and threatening domestic livestock and poultry. Rod Bain looks at recent examples of such in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach

Consumer Time


Third Round Announced for Farmers to Families Food Box Program
   2020-08-04 00:02:53.505
USDA has announced a third round for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which aims to help families during the pandemic. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. Kirby Johnson, farmer and Flavor First co-owner.

Secretary Perdue Expresses Concern over European Ag Policies
   2020-08-04 00:02:59.983
Secretary Perdue has expressed concern over relatively new European agriculture policies. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. European Union Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski.

Protecting Your Pet from Dangerous Summer Heat
   2020-08-04 00:03:00.114
When the heat of the summer is dangerous for some people, it can also be dangerous for your pets. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kurt Hammel with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

From Plants to Bioproducts - Microwave Style
   2020-08-04 00:02:42.298
A technology developed by USDA research improves the time and efficiency in producing biobased products such as polymers and films that become everyday household items. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and researcher Atanu Biswas

Pomace Packs Fiber Possibly Placed in Puffed Snacks
   2020-08-04 00:02:41.802
A product left from fruit juice processing could be a means to add more fiber into grain based puffed snack foods and cereals. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Girish Ganjyal of Washington State University

Agriculture Update


Most U.S. Meats Selling Well in Export Markets
   2020-08-04 00:02:30.099
How well are U.S. meat products doing on world markets? Gary Crawford has an update. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Ken Isley, Administrator USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. Joe Schuele with U.S. Meat Export Federation. Jim Sumner with USA Poultry & Egg Export Council. Indiana farmer, Mike Beard.

Adding Advice in the Ag Trade Realm
   2020-08-04 00:02:13.329
USDA-USTR joint advisory committees made up of a cross section of the ag sector offer important insights regarding farm and food trade matters. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley

A Look at Dairy Industry Consolidation Trends
   2020-08-04 00:02:14.896
Consolidation in the dairy industry has been ongoing for some time, with related trends the recent focus of USDA economic research. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and economic researcher James MacDonald

A Rotation Grazing Addition - Sunn Hemp
   2020-08-04 00:02:21.244
Could a summer annual be the answer for livestock producers needing a forage in their rotational grazing systems between Spring and Fall? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Harley Naumann of University of Missouri Extension

Example of an Outstanding Young Farmer
   2020-08-04 00:02:29.446
An annual honor recognizes outstanding young farmers on the national and state level, and their efforts to advance and promote agriculture. Rod Bain talks to one recipient of this honor in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ben Sowers.