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Encouraging Movement on the China Trade Front
   2019-09-13 00:00:59.559
There's been some encouraging news for U.S. pork and soybean producers concerning trade with China. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

What Are Price Prospects for the Upcoming U.S. Soybean Crop?
   2019-09-13 00:01:00.212
What are the price prospects for the upcoming U.S. soybean crop? (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

Actuality: Acceleration of Soybean Exports to China Expected to Continue
   2019-09-13 00:00:43.128
Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, saying he expects the pace of U.S. soybean sales to China to increase.

Cotton Producers May Be Facing a Time of "Belt Tightening"
   2019-09-13 00:01:00.055
Prices for this new crop of cotton could be significantly lower than for this past season's crop. (Gary Crawford, Mark Jekanowski, Rob Johansson)

Will Higher Rice Prices Make up for Lower Production
   2019-09-13 00:00:59.350
USDA has lowered its projections for the rice crop and raised its price forecast. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

What Else Can Farmers Do with Extremely Flooded Farmland?
   2019-09-13 00:00:59.794
What else can farmers do with extremely flooded farmland? (Stephanie Ho and NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr)

USDA Invests in High-Priority Wetland Improvement Projects
   2019-09-13 00:00:59.376
USDA is investing in wetland improvement projects in high priority areas touched by flooding. (Stephanie Ho and NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr)

Actuality: NRCS Helps Farmers Weather Natural Disasters
   2019-09-13 00:00:31.712
Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Matthew Lohr says his agency aims at helping farmers weather natural disasters.

A Bee Larvae Diet Discovery?
   2019-09-13 00:01:00.316
Recent research appears to show that bees and their larvae don't just survive on pollen and nectar alone, but also on protein rich microbes as well. (Rod Bain and USDA researcher Shawn Steffan)

Actuality: Microbes Connected to Bee Larvae Diet
   2019-09-13 00:00:59.977
USDA research Shawn Steffan discusses how microbes within the pollen provisions for bee larvae provide necessary amino acids, and therefore, a source of protein.

Lower Production Forecasts for Spring Planted Crops
   2019-09-12 00:00:59.637
USDA's September crop production report shows lower production forecasts for this year's corn, soybean, and cotton crops. (Rod Bain)

A Rally for USMCA
   2019-09-12 00:00:59.402
Support for the U.S./Mexico/Canada trade agreement seems to be gathering momentum. (Gary Crawford, Blanche Lincoln, Rep. Collin Peterson and Tom Vilsack)

USDA Corn and Soybean Estimates now Fall within Revised Trade Expectations
   2019-09-12 00:01:00.055
Last months highly criticized USDA corn and soybean forecasts may be "vindicated" as those same basic forecasts in Thursday's new estimates are now within the much revised trade expectations. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

WOTUS Repeal Finalized - Revision to Follow
   2019-09-12 00:01:00.081
Final repeal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. rule was announced Thursday, and what comes next is a revised definition. (Rod Bain. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.)

Actuality: Latest Estimates for Corn
   2019-09-12 00:00:45.479
Rob Johansson, USDA Chief Economist, giving some of the new USDA numbers for corn.

Actuality: New USDA Estimates for Soybeans
   2019-09-12 00:00:44.120
Rob Johansson, USDA Chief Economist, reviewing the new USDA forecast for soybeans.


Features

Agriculture USA


What Were Big Changes in Farm Sector Income?
   2019-09-10 00:04:59.937
What were the biggest changes in farm sector income for 2018 and 2019? Stephanie Ho has the story in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. ERS Economist Carrie Litkowski. Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

Consumer Time


A Decline in U.S. Household Food Insecurity
   2019-09-10 00:02:47.314
USDA's annual look at household food security in our country shows the per cent of food insecure households is at its lowest levels since the 2007 recession. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Alisha Coleman-Jensen

Corn----It's Everywhere
   2019-09-10 00:03:00.062
Farmers grow millions of acres of corn in this country, but a tiny percentage of that corn goes to consumers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Maryland corn grower, Chip Bowling. Chantel Oyi with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Avoiding Vehicle-Farm Equipment Roadway Collisions - the Driver's Take
   2019-09-10 00:02:46.530
What are some ways rural, even suburban, drivers can watch out for farm equipment on roadways and learn ways to avoid a potential accident? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension

Prunes--It's a Movement
   2019-09-10 00:03:00.062
Prunes have long been a victim of giggles and scoffs, but they may be on the cusp of a comeback on the U.S. food scene. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Courtney Ferris with the California Prune Board.

Peppers---Turning up the Heat
   2019-09-10 00:03:00.062
The U.S. appetite for hot peppers continues to heat up. Per capita consumption is double what it was 40 years ago. Gary Crawford has this hot report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lori Henry, Virginia hot pepper farmer.

Agriculture Update


Net Farm Income Picture for 2018 and 2019
   2019-09-10 00:02:29.942
USDA has the latest picture of net farm income for 2018 and 2019. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

WHIP Plus Part of Ag Based Disaster Relief Package
   2019-09-10 00:02:21.322
The first of various programs assisting eligible growers impacted by natural disasters is now available and open for enrollment. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

More Ways to Pay FSA
   2019-09-10 00:02:22.576
If you need to pay the USDA's Farm Service Agency for something, there are some new paperless ways to do it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Steve Peterson, Associate Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency.

Avoiding Farm Equipment-Vehicle Roadway Collisions from Farmers’ Perspective
   2019-09-10 00:02:21.061
How can farmers prevent road collision accidents between their ag equipment and motor vehicles? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension

A Hot Crop in More Ways than One
   2019-09-10 00:02:30.047
Demand for hot peppers and hot sauces is growing and some small-scale farmers are taking advantage of that demand. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lori Henry, a Virginia farmer with Henry's Hot Sauces.