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Need Help Finding the Right USDA Farm Loan?
   2019-07-17 00:00:59.506
If you need help finding the right USDA farm loan, USDA has a new online tool for you. (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

What Different Types of USDA Farm Loans Are Available?
   2019-07-17 00:00:59.794
What different types of USDA farm loans are available? (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Actuality: Farmer Input Essential for Farm Loan Discovery Tool
   2019-07-17 00:00:37.825
Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says farmer input was an essential part of developing the Farm Loan Discovery Tool.

Actuality: USDA Sees Yearly Increase in Direct Farm Ownership Loans
   2019-07-17 00:00:27.898
Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says there has been an increase in the amount his agency has obligated for direct farm ownership loans.

USDA Forecasts Slight Year Over Year Uptick in Meat Production
   2019-07-17 00:01:00.003
USDA forecasts higher meat production, especially in pork. (Stephanie Ho; USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson; Outgoing World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

No Big Dairy Production Changes Forecast in USDA Report
   2019-07-17 00:00:59.480
The latest USDA report predicted no big changes for dairy production. (Stephanie Ho; USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson; Outgoing World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

Actuality: USDA's Milk Product Price Estimates
   2019-07-17 00:00:55.405
Outgoing World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer has details on projected dairy prices that came out of USDA's latest July reports.

Lawmakers Hear about USDA's Work with Organic Standards
   2019-07-17 00:01:00.055
Are USDA's standards for organics appropriate for today's world? Are they being enforced? (Gary Crawford, Under Sec'y Greg Ibach and Dr. Jennifer Tucker)

Actuality: Most Organic Dairies Are in Compliance with Organic Standards
   2019-07-17 00:00:54.778
Under Secretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach at a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing talking about unannounced visits to organic dairies to check on compliance with organic standards.

Actuality: Should Gene Editing Be Part of Organic Production?
   2019-07-17 00:00:47.856
Under Secretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach at a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing talking about the issue of whether or not to allow gene editing to be part of organic production.

Perdue on Proposed H2A Program Modernization
   2019-07-16 00:01:00.055
The Labor Department Monday announced plans to modernize a long-time guest worker agricultural labor program, with reaction to the news from the Agriculture Secretary. (Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Livestock Industry Representatives Agree on at Least Two Things
   2019-07-16 00:01:00.055
What are two of the top priorities of those in the livestock and meat business? (Gary Crawford, John Zimmerman, Holly Porter, David Will, Kelley Sullivan Georgiades, Steve Salmon and David Dee Herring)

Major Heat Wave in the Making
   2019-07-16 00:00:55.640
A major heat wave is in the making for the nation's mid-section, but the heat may not be the biggest problem for farmers this week. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)

Pasture Condition Ratings Continue Generally Good
   2019-07-16 00:00:51.356
Here's the latest look at pasture and rangeland condition ratings around the country. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)

Actuality: National Weather Forecast for July 23 - 29
   2019-07-16 00:00:35.526
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, giving the national weather forecast for July 23rd through the 29th.

Actuality: Apollo 11 and the Weather
   2019-07-16 00:00:56.241
Here is just a little soundbite from USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. He's talking about what the weather was like July 16th of 1969 as the Apollo 11 spacecraft was launched. We've mixed in actual sounds of the launch.


Features

Agriculture USA


The Slightly Crazy World of Milk and Dairy
   2019-07-16 00:05:00.146
Milk drinking by Americans has taken a crazy dive downward over the years, but it may be coming back in style. Gary Crawford has a dairy interesting story for you on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dairy farmers, Ken Smith and Marilyn Hershey. Jessica Learman with Incredibly Dairy and the Real Love Convoy.

Consumer Time


Floods, Freezers, Fridges and Foods
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
If you've just had a power outage or if you are warned about a possible outage, here is some food safety information you need. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline. **broadcasters--the story briefly references Hurricane Barry, but is good for anytime and anyplace**

Can You Salvage Food Items Touched by Flood Waters?
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
If your home is ever invaded by floodwaters, Gary Crawford has this advice from an expert on salvaging food items after the waters recede. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Chad Roy, with Tulane University. Janell Goodwin with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The Crazy World of Milk
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
Milk drinking by Americans has taken a crazy dive downward over the years, but it may be coming back in style. Gary Crawford has a dairy interesting story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dairy farmers, Ken Smith and Marilyn Hershey. Jessica Learman with Incredibly Dairy.

Oh Honey! Are More People in Love with You?
   2019-07-16 00:02:41.671
It appears an increase in honey use on the consumer level is an indicator of how much more we seem to be enjoying this sweet delicacy. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Margaret Lombard of the National Honey Board

Mango Mania - Part 2
   2019-07-16 00:03:00.062
A group of mango farmers and others in the mango business are trying to get more of us to buy and try this tropical fruit. Gary Crawford has this ripe story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Manuel Michel, CEO of the National Mango Board.

Agriculture Update


What Was in USDA's Latest Crop Production Report?
   2019-07-16 00:02:30.047
What crops were featured in USDA's July Crop Production report? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Something to Look Forward to in August? New Acreage Numbers.
   2019-07-16 00:02:29.942
Resurveyed corn and soy acreage numbers will be reflected in USDA's August Crop Production report. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Outgoing World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Crop Acreage Reporting Deadline Extended in Some States
   2019-07-16 00:02:19.598
Producers in twelve states impacted by the extreme rains and moistures of the Spring and early Summer will have an extra week to report their planted acres for spring-seeded crops. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

U.S. Rice Purchased by China for the First Time
   2019-07-16 00:02:30.151
A historic purchase has been years in the making and came about because of various USDA efforts and programs. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Betsy Ward of U.S. Rice

Enrollment Update on Dairy Margin Coverage
   2019-07-16 00:02:05.936
What are some enrollment takeaways as the new Dairy Margin Coverage safety net program approaches its first month of implementation? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce