USDA Raises Winter Wheat Crop Forecast Slightly 2023-06-09 00:00:55.405
USDA has raised its forecast slightly for winter wheat production. (Gary Crawford and Lance Honig with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Recent Rains. Winter Wheat. Increased Harvested Acres? 2023-06-09 00:01:00.368
USDA’s June 30th crop acreage report could provide a better indication if recent rains in the Central and Southern Plains will lead winter wheat producers to harvest more of this year’s crop. (Rod Bain and Chief Economist Seth Meyer)
Actuality: Wheat Production Forecast Highlights from Europe 2023-06-09 00:00:33.985
USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer notes increases in wheat production forecasts for Europe, Russia, and Ukraine.
Actuality: Florida Citrus Production Forecasts 2023-06-09 00:00:40.646
Mark Hudson of the National Agricultural Statistics Service covers the June forecasts for Florida citrus production.
Strong Dollar Curbing Exports/Boosting Imports 2023-06-09 00:00:59.742
Why are U.S. agricultural imports growing while exports are shrinking? (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Bart Kenner)
U.S. Soybean Exports Still Running Ahead of Last Year 2023-06-09 00:00:57.155
Exports of most U.S. bulk commodities are lower than last year, but there is at least one exception to that. (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Bart Kenner)
Actuality: Ag. Trade Numbers for 1st Seven Months of FY2023 2023-06-09 00:00:25.730
USDA economist, Bart Kenner, with the general U.S. agricultural trade numbers for the first seven months of the 2023 fiscal year.
Actuality: Bulk Export Numbers for 1st Seven Months of FY2023 2023-06-09 00:00:29.387
USDA economist, Bart Kenner, with bulk product export numbers for the first seven months of the 2023 fiscal year.
Actuality: Exports of a Few U.S. Products Doing Better than Last Year 2023-06-09 00:00:26.749
USDA economist, Bart Kenner, saying that some U.S. products are having a better export year than they did in 2022.
Update on Organic Certification Cost Share Program 2023-06-09 00:00:59.872
Applications are now being accepted for a USDA cost share program assisting organic growers and livestock producers with their certification costs. (Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux)
Actuality: Organic Certification Cost Share Program 2023-06-09 00:00:33.462
Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux explains the intent behind a program assisting growers and producers wishing to certify certain crops and livestock as organically produced.
Ag. Trade Mission to Japan Concludes on Optimistic Note 2023-06-08 00:01:00.029
The leader of this week's agricultural trade mission to Japan says she's optimistic that the mission, just concluded, will boost sales of U.S. products to Japan. (Gary Crawford and Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor)
Efforts To Get Japan's Fresh U.S. Potato Ban Lifted Are Continuing 2023-06-08 00:00:56.999
This week's U.S. agricultural trade mission to Japan included talks on Japan's continued ban on U.S. fresh potatoes. (Gary Crawford and Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor)
Actuality: Japan Trade Trip Included Talks on Using More U.S. Ethanol 2023-06-08 00:00:43.232
Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor saying that this week's agricultural trade mission to Japan included talks on increasing Japan's use of U.S. ethanol, now that Japan's cap on U.S. ethanol imports has been removed.
Actuality: Ag. Trade Missions Have Proven Record of Results 2023-06-08 00:00:19.617
Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor saying that agricultural trade missions have a proven track record of success.
Actuality: Ag. Trade Missions Boost Sales. USDA Planning More. 2023-06-08 00:00:23.170
Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor says ag. trade missions get results. That's why USDA is planning more of them.
Initiatives and Efforts to Expand Organic Farmer Opportunities 2023-06-06 00:04:59.885
A series of programs, led primarily by USDA’s Organic Transition Initiative, are designed to assist farmers switching from conventional to organic agriculture, and develop markets for organically grown commodities and products. Rod Bain looks at some of these efforts in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt. Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux. FSA Acting Deputy Administrator John Berge.
A Vital Part in the Success of D-Day 79 Years Ago Was Food 2023-06-06 00:02:58.677
Food production by farmers and civilians was a key factor in the success of the D-Day invasion 79 years ago this week. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA historical expert , Anne Effland. ABC reporter George Hicks. President Franklin Roosevelt.
Food Prices Rising at Slower Rate than Expected 2023-06-06 00:03:00.323
We are still seeing prices for most foods going up, but they are rising at a slower rate than expected. Gary Crawford has the good news. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan. Classic radio comedian, Stan Freberg.
Steps for Hurricane and Tropical Storm Preparation 2023-06-06 00:02:48.698
The annual Atlantic hurricane season is underway, so what are some ways citizens in areas prone to such events can prepare for a potential emergency? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell.
A Portfolio of Rural Development Housing Programs 2023-06-06 00:02:54.288
It might be a surprise to some that a division of USDA’s Rural Development mission area offers housing programs in many realms of the housing process. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rural Housing Service Administrator Joaquin Altoro
Thwarting Tick Attacks 2023-06-06 00:03:00.114
Ticks can carry serious diseases. What can we do to reduce tick attacks? We'll find out in this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. University of Kentucky Professor Emeritus of Entomology, Lee Townsend. Tick rapper, Tanya Josek. Also Brad Paisley.
USDA Lowers Ag. Export Forecast 2023-06-06 00:02:30.021
USDA is out with its new ag. trade forecast for this current fiscal year. Gary Crawford has the details. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawrford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.
Producing USDA's Weekly Crop Progress Report Is Massive Undertaking 2023-06-06 00:02:26.024
Each week USDA gives us a comprehensive snapshot of the progress and condition of U.S. crops. Gary Crawford has more on this major effort. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lance Honig with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
Big Brazilian Corn Crop Has Prices Down/Competition Up 2023-06-06 00:02:19.180
Rising Brazilian corn production has analysts wondering about the long-term effect on U.S. and world corn markets. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. Also a brief snippet from Frank Sinatra.
Drought Coverage for Commodities and Crops a Mixed Bag in May 2023-06-06 00:02:27.722
Much like the U.S. Drought Monitor that closed the month of May, the commodities in drought categories also reflect both drought coverage expansion and retraction in key growing areas. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey
Farmers Helped Make 1944 D-Day Invasion a Success 2023-06-06 00:02:22.915
This week marks the 79th anniversary of D-Day. The nation's farmers played a key role in the success of the D-Day invasion. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford . USDA historical expert, Anne Effland. Radio reporter, George Hicks. General Dwight D. Eisenhower. President Franklin Roosevelt.