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Ian's Fury and Damage Assessment
   2022-09-29 00:00:59.663
A long period of damage assessment and recovery is expected after Hurricane Ian hit the West Central Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Ian - A Record Setting Hurricane
   2022-09-29 00:01:00.096
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey ranks Hurricane Ian's place in history among the strongest storms by wind speed to reach landfall in the U.S. mainland.

Record Flooding Part of Ian's Florida Aftermath
   2022-09-29 00:01:00.081
It appears days of record flooding is in store for much of the Florida peninsula after the passing of what was Hurricane Ian overnight into Thursday morning. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Another Landfall for Ian
   2022-09-29 00:01:00.395
The remnants of what was Hurricane Ian is expected to strengthen again over open water on its path to another landing in the Southeastern Atlantic coast. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Crop Concerns as Ian Approaches Southeast Atlantic Coast
   2022-09-29 00:00:49.152
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey looks at crops under threat in the Southeastern Atlantic states as Ian is expected to hit landfall in the Carolinas Friday … the second such landing for this tropical system.

U.S. Urges Nations at G20 Ag. Meeting to End Ag. Export Restrictions
   2022-09-29 00:01:00.029
Agricultural officials of the U.S. and several other G20 nations are urging the end of food and grain export restrictions now being imposed by some countries. (Gary Crawford and U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh)

Historical Landfall for Hurricane Ian?
   2022-09-28 00:00:59.846
* - STATIONS: Please No Longer Air This Story After 12 PM EDT Wednesday, September 28 - * Hurricane Ian's approach to the Florida Gulf Coast could result in a very historic event to the region. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Ian Joining Rare Company
   2022-09-28 00:00:51.360
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes the storms Hurricane Ian joins to make landfall on the Gulf Coast of Florida - the sixth hurricane in an over seventy year period.

Actuality: Ian Compared to Other Florida Gulf Coast Hurricanes
   2022-09-28 00:00:59.428
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses Hurricane Ian's potential impact to the Florida Gulf Coast compared to other major hurricanes in the region over the past seventy plus years.

White House Conference Tackles Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Issues
   2022-09-28 00:01:00.144
Wednesday marked a day long White House sponsored conference with various stake holders discussing how to end hunger and improve nutrition and health in our nation by the year 2030. (Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. President Joe Biden.)

Actuality: Five Pillars of National Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Strategy
   2022-09-28 00:00:59.010
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explains the five pillars of a national strategy to address hunger, nutrition, and health in our nation, during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Commitments to End Hunger, Improve Nutrition and Health
   2022-09-28 00:01:00.290
Financial and program commitments from various entities to address national hunger, nutrition, and health issues were announced Wednesday as part of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Vilsack on Healthier School Meals and White House Strategy
   2022-09-28 00:01:00.133
The Agriculture Secretary notes how the nation's school lunch program can play a role in addressing hunger, and improving nutrition and health, within the framework of a national strategy released this week. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Federal Preparedness and Response to Hurricane Ian
   2022-09-28 00:00:51.648
President Joe Biden discusses some of the ways the federal government will support and respond to help the state of Florida from the arrival and aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Flood Waters and Food Safety
   2022-09-28 00:01:00.029
Experts say if your food comes into contact with flood waters, don't even think of eating that food. (Gary Crawford and USDA food safety expert, Meredith Carothers)

More Doctors Agree that Food is Medicine
   2022-09-28 00:00:58.279
More of the medical community is coming to the conclusion that food can be a powerful medicine to prevent and treat many diseases. (Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Dr. Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Kofi Essel with Children's National Hospital)


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Features

Agriculture USA


Financing Challenges for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers
   2022-09-27 00:04:59.952
Obtaining credit is one challenge several young, beginning, and underserved farmers and ranchers face as they begin or expand their operation. Rod Bain looks at this challenge, and how USDA and other are among those working to improve access to farm loans and other forms of credit in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Julia Asherman of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank – Kansas City. Montana farmer and rancher Paul Neubauer. Illinois producer Adam Brown. Farm Service Agency Deputy Administrator Scott Marlow. Daria Davy of Alcorn State University.

Consumer Time


USDA Programs Addressing International Food Aid and Development
   2022-09-27 00:02:34.344
Two Agriculture Department programs have long been used to provide both nutrition and education to some of the world's poorest nations. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Joe Biden. Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Brooke Jameson.

How to Prepare Your Family and Your Home for Flooding
   2022-09-27 00:03:00.062
Floods can happen anytime and anywhere. If you are warned of potential flooding, what can yoi do to prepare? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. North Dakota State University Extension engineer, Dr. Ken Hellevang. Also, classic comedian, Bob Hope.

Tropical Storm Activity Predominant North American Weather Pattern
   2022-09-27 00:02:53.040
A number of tropical storms from both the Atlantic and Pacific have created newsworthy weather events, in cases in places not known to experience such activity. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Keeping Potluck Dinners Safe for Everyone
   2022-09-27 00:03:00.271
This is the season for potluck dinners. Gary Crawford has this report about how to help make sure that dinner doesn't make someone sick. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA food safety expert, Meredith Carothers. Pat Dodson, potluck dinner organizer.

The Phenomenon of the Fall Colors
   2022-09-27 00:03:00.271
U.S. Forest Service plant psychologists explain the science behind the changing of leaf colors in the autumn, as well as how best to view such sites. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Paul Schaberg and Kevin Smith of the U.S. Forest Service

Agriculture Update


Assisting Young and Beginning Farmers in Financing Challenges
   2022-09-27 00:02:24.792
Agriculture Department officials recently spoke about challenges facing young, beginning, and underserved farmers in obtaining farm credit and loans, and how USDA is responding. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Montana farmer Paul Neubauer. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Farm Service Agency Deputy Administrator Scott Marlow.

Farm Credit Concerns for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Farmers
   2022-09-27 00:02:27.528
A recent House Agriculture Committee allowed opportunity to discuss what improvements could be made to improve credit accessibility for young, beginning, and underserved farmers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Nathan Kauffman of the Federal Reserve Bank – Kansas City. Julia Asherman of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Dania Davy of Alcorn State. Adam Brown of Illinois Farm Bureau.

A Surprise in USDA's Latest Cattle Feedlot Report
   2022-09-27 00:02:27.017
USDA's latest report on cattle feedlot activity had a bit of a surprise for some industry analysts. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.

Getting the Farm Ready for Possible Flooding
   2022-09-27 00:02:30.047
If you get a warning of possible flood waters heading for your farm, what can you do to minimize the damage? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Engineer.

NRCS Preparations for New Fiscal Year
   2022-09-27 00:02:29.995
Efforts to streamline and build upon Natural Resource Conservation Service programs and services is part of ongoing preparations for a new Fiscal Year starting October First. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and NRCS Chief Terry Cosby