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Potential Impacts of Isaias
   2020-08-03 00:00:59.611
*-STATIONS: Isaias is expected to reach landfall late Monday as either a tropical storm or category one hurricane – * A stretch of the East Coast from the Carolinas to New England are expected to feel the effects of tropical system throughout the first part of this week. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Projected Path of Isaias.
   2020-08-03 00:00:51.147
Actuality: What Impacts to Expect from Isaias
   2020-08-03 00:00:55.301
*-STATIONS: Isaias is expected to reach landfall late Monday as either a tropical storm or category one hurricane – * USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses some of the impacts to the Atlantic Coast that could result from the travels of a tropical storm system early this week.

Actuality: USDA Touts Ag Innovation Agenda
   2020-08-03 00:00:43.572
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says USDA is helping the American agriculture sector reach economic, social and environmental sustainability goals.

Corn and Soybean Growers Helped by Boost in Meat Exports
   2020-08-03 00:00:59.898
It isn't just livestock producers who benefit from growth in meat exports. (Gary Crawford, Mark Legan and Mike Beard)

Isaias and Potential Impact on Cotton
   2020-08-03 00:00:55.745
What's one crop to look out for, as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Corn and Soybean Condition Numbers Remain Steady
   2020-08-03 00:00:59.977
Corn and soybean condition numbers remain steady. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Winter Wheat Harvest Ahead of Last Year
   2020-08-03 00:00:52.845
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of the winter wheat harvest is ahead of the same time last year.

Actuality: Latest Outlook for Nation's Spring Wheat Crop
   2020-08-03 00:00:45.113
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest outlook for the nation's spring wheat crop.

Farmers in June Generally Got Less for their Products than June 2019.
   2020-07-31 00:01:00.003
Farm prices for most commodities in June were lower than June of 2019. (Gary Crawford)

Both Europe and the United States Face Challenge of Aging Farmers
   2020-07-31 00:00:57.364
Europe and the United States are both facing the challenge of aging farm populations. (Stephanie Ho; Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue; EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski)

Getting Premium Prices for Crops Key to Indoor Ag. Financial Sustainability
   2020-07-31 00:01:00.107
At the moment, for a controlled environment indoor agricultural operation to be successful, there's a more important factor than just a good, efficient production system. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Christopher Peterson)

Reasons Behind Consumer Awareness of Plant-Based Proteins
   2020-07-31 00:00:59.794
Plant based proteins have made inroads in recent months in both the retail and food service sectors, but what is behind that sudden expansion? (Rod Bain and RaboResearch's Christine McCracken)

A Look at an Outstanding Young Farmer
   2020-07-31 00:01:00.264
A recent recipient of the National Outstanding Young Farmer award discusses some of the practices and value-added operations on his family farm that led to this recognition. (Rod Bain and Ben Sowers)

USDA's ReConnect Brings Broadband to Rural Maryland
   2020-07-31 00:00:59.977
USDA's ReConnect Program brings high-speed broadband connectivity to underserved areas in rural Maryland. (Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Actuality: Farmers to Families Food Box Program Delivers 50 Million Boxes
   2020-07-31 00:00:35.343
During a visit to Maryland, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box Program has delivered 50 million boxes so far.


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Features

Agriculture USA


A New and Free Online Farm Stress Management Course
   2020-07-28 00:05:00.094
Some say that farmers today are under more stress than perhaps ever before. There is a new online stress management training course for farmers and anyone connected with agriculture. Gary Crawford has more about it on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Courtney Cuthbertson, University of Illinois Extension. Alison Brennan, Montana State University Extension. *** Broadcasters--The course is online and titled "Rural Resilience Farm Stress Training"

Consumer Time


Online Resources to Help Rural Communities Fight Drugs
   2020-07-28 00:02:59.983
If you're looking to combat drugs in rural communities, there are some online resources that have useful information for you. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Jim Carroll, Director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Getting Us to Use a Food Thermometer Not a Totally Impossible Mission
   2020-07-28 00:03:00.349
Research shows that getting us to use a food thermometer is not a totally impossible mission, but it seems to be difficult. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Chrystal Okonta with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

How to Snake Proof Your Home
   2020-07-28 00:03:00.114
Snakes do perform vital services for the ecology, but can be a problem if they stay next to our house. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Maureen Frank, Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist with Texas A and M University.

Matching Wits with the Dreaded "Monkey Mind" Sleep Thief
   2020-07-28 00:02:58.364
Can't keep your mind quiet at bedtime? An expert has some tips that may help you. So try to stay awake for this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and sleep expert, Susan Harris, with University of Nebraska Extension.

Sleep---the Final Frontier. Techniques to Help You Sleep.
   2020-07-28 00:03:00.114
If you have trouble falling asleep at night, there are a couple of things you can try that may help. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Susan Harris, sleep expert with University of Nebraska Extension. Also, comedian, Russell Kane.

Agriculture Update


Is the Beef Cycle in Expansion Mode, or Contraction?
   2020-07-28 00:02:30.099
Are cattle producers about to reduce the size of the herd, or expand it? New USDA reports have some clues. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst.

USDA Adds Improvements to Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Program
   2020-07-28 00:02:30.099
Changes to the Livestock Gross Margin Insurance program may make it a more desirable option for cattle and swine producers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Martin Barbre, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency

Trends in U.S. Wheat Plantings
   2020-07-28 00:02:28.375
Study of domestic wheat planting trends over several decades offers findings regarding winter wheat, and plantings versus production. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA research economist Jennifer Bond

A New and Free Online Farm Stress Management Course
   2020-07-28 00:02:30.099
There is a new online stress management training course for farmers and anyone connected with agriculture. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Courtney Cuthbertson, University of Illinois Extension. Alison Brennan, Montana State University Extension. *** Broadcasters--The course is online and titled "Rural Resilience Farm Stress Training"

An Insect Data Collection Tool - A Bug Vacuum
   2020-07-28 00:02:28.009
Researchers are gathering valuable information on insects that threaten crops via a collection device resembling a household appliance. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA researchers Glen Hartman and Doris Lagos Kutz.