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Niagara Falls Illuminations to Mark International Year of Plant Health.
   2021-04-19 00:00:59.977
What is turning green in honor of the International Year of Plant Health? (Stephanie Ho and Osama El-Lissy, Deputy Administrator of APHIS's Plant Protection and Quarantine Program)

Actuality: USDA is Shining a Green Light on Niagara Falls
   2021-04-19 00:00:29.596
Samantha Simon, with USDA's Plant Protection and Quarantine program, details plans to illuminate Niagara Falls (Mon and Tue) in honor of the International Year of Plant Health.

Some Ideas to Help Keep More Dairy Farmers on their Farms
   2021-04-19 00:00:56.293
How can we stem the tide of dairy operation bankruptcies and keep more dairy operators on their farms? Ag. Secretary Tom Vilsack has some ideas. (Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Climate Change is "Tremendous" Opportunity for Dairy Operators
   2021-04-19 00:00:38.426
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack telling a recent House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing that efforts to combat climate change could be a major opportunity for dairy producers.

Connecting Crop Insurance with Climate Issues
   2021-04-19 00:01:00.369
Crop producers' curiosity continues about how federal crop insurance can connect with issues related to climate and climate smart ag strategies. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Chief Actuary Thomas Worth)

A Look at Corn and Soybean Planting Progress
   2021-04-19 00:00:59.794
What's the latest with corn and soybean planting progress? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Winter Wheat Heading is Behind Schedule
   2021-04-19 00:00:57.600
USDA's latest Crop Progress report shows that winter wheat heading is behind schedule. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Latest Look at Corn Planting Progress.
   2021-04-19 00:00:35.996
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at corn planting progress.

Actuality: Corn Emergence Details
   2021-04-19 00:00:52.558
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has details of corn emergence across the country.

Actuality: Latest Winter Wheat Condition Ratings
   2021-04-19 00:00:50.181
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest winter wheat condition ratings.

Actuality: Latest Outlook for Spring Wheat Planting
   2021-04-19 00:00:40.933
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest outlook for spring wheat planting progress.

Actuality: Soybean Planting Progress Details
   2021-04-19 00:01:04.940
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest outlook for soybean planting progress around the country.

Actuality: Cotton Planting Progress Outlook
   2021-04-19 00:00:53.760
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says cotton planting progress is ahead of the five year average.

Actuality: Rice Planting Progress Reaching the One-Third Mark
   2021-04-19 00:00:53.472
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at rice planting progress.

Actuality: Rice Emergence Pace is Behind Schedule
   2021-04-19 00:00:19.591
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of rice emergence is behind schedule.

Actuality: First 2021 Look at Peanuts
   2021-04-19 00:00:22.752
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has this year's first look at the nation's peanut crop.


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Agriculture USA


What's in the American Jobs Plan for Farmers and Rural Residents?
   2021-04-13 00:05:00.225
President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan, has quite a bit in it for rural residents and farmers. Gary Crawford takes a look on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Consumer Time


Are You Looking Out for Signs of Hungry Pests?
   2021-04-13 00:02:58.233
You can help USDA find signs of damaging hungry pests, which can cost billions of dollars each year. Stephanie Ho has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Samantha Simon, Executive Director for Emergency and Domestic Programs with Plant Protection and Quarantine

New Study Confirms Big Western Weather Changes during Last 50 Years
   2021-04-13 00:03:00.297
A new study is showing scientifically what many people anecdotally have observed about weather patterns in the West. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Joel Biederman with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Tucson, Arizona

USDA Seeks Partners to Help Get Out the Word on Pandemic Assistance Efforts
   2021-04-13 00:02:59.983
USDA is seeking partners to help with outreach efforts regarding USDA pandemic assistance for ag producers. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Zach Ducheneaux, FSA Administrator

Gull Management in Maine Water Quality Efforts
   2021-04-13 00:02:57.031
The problem of roosting gulls threatening a Maine lake's water quality and its unique status is being resolved, courtesy of USDA. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ben Nugent of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services.

Some Suggestions for Spring Yard Work
   2021-04-13 00:02:48.594
Many of us are still working from home and that means more time to maybe do some needed work on the yard. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension yard and garden expert.

Agriculture Update


Highlights from USDA's April Monthly Crop Reports
   2021-04-13 00:02:29.969
What are the highlights of USDA's latest monthly crop reports? Stephanie Ho has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. USDA World Ag Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski.

The Importance of Building Up Ag and Rural Transportation Infrastructure
   2021-04-13 00:02:11.448
The Transportation Secretary says transportation infrastructure of rural America is in need of significant improvements. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Connecting Climate Smart Ag and Crop Insurance
   2021-04-13 00:02:21.871
How is federal crop insurance policy factoring in both changing climate conditions and climate smart farming practices? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Risk Management Agency Chief Actuary Thomas Worth.

Examples of Integrated Livestock Protection Methods
   2021-04-13 00:02:16.150
What are some of the tools that livestock producers have available to protect their animals from predators? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Julie Young and Elizabeth Miller of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services.

Innovations Making the 4R's of Nutrient Stewardship even Better
   2021-04-13 00:02:23.151
A existing set of ag. nutrient stewardship practices are being further enhanced through continued research and innovations. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lara Moody of The Fertilizer Institute