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A New Look at U.S. Soybean Export Prospects
   2020-05-29 00:01:00.473
U.S. soybeans are running into stronger-than-expected competition on world markets, but still running close to last year's pace. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

Meat, Milk and Poultry Product Exports Continue Strong
   2020-05-29 00:00:53.733
Export prospects for the U.S. livestock sector are continuing to be bright. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)

Lower Prices Received by Livestock Producers in April
   2020-05-29 00:00:59.715
USDA's April Agricultural Prices Report shows livestock, poultry and dairy producers receiving less price-wise for their commodities from the prior month. (Rod Bain)

Tackling Drug Issue from Both Supply and Treatment Sides
   2020-05-29 00:00:59.977
U.S. officials are tackling the nation's drug issue from two sides -- supply of illegal substances and treatment of addicts. (Stephanie Ho and Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy)

Actuality: White House Drug Czar Wears Two Hats
   2020-05-29 00:00:40.437
Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, has details of the two ways he is tackling the drug issue.

Biosecurity Considerations for Backyard Poultry Production
   2020-05-29 00:00:59.663
Backyard poultry producers need to practice biosecurity measures to protect their flocks from disease, as much as commercial operations, according to an Extension expert. (Rod Bain and Brett Kreifels of University of Nebraska)

Ag. Census Shows a Rise in Women as Farm Producers
   2020-05-29 00:01:00.055
A USDA statistician explains how the recent Census of Agriculture and its findings revealed more women producers and their influence in decisions on the farm. (Rod Bain and Ginger Harris of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Actuality: Ag. Census Shows Increase in on-the-Farm Producers
   2020-05-29 00:00:57.730
Ginger Harris of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service explains changes between the 2012 and 2017 Census of Agriculture that led to an increase in the number of producers on the farm.

Virtual Event to Mark Food Box Program in Vermont
   2020-05-28 00:00:59.977
USDA held a virtual event to mark the operation of its new food box program in Vermont. (Stephanie Ho; Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue; Vermont Ag Secretary Anson Tebbetts; Nina Hansen, VP of Operations at The Abbey Group)

USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box Program is Just Getting Started
   2020-05-28 00:00:59.977
USDA has big plans for its Farmers to Families Food Box Program. (Stephanie Ho; Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue; AMS Administrator Bruce Summers)

Increase in Topsoil Moisture Condition Totals
   2020-05-28 00:01:00.029
The latest look at national topsoil moisture condition ratings reflect recent storms in several already saturated areas of the country. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Topsoil Moisture Condition Rating Spotlight
   2020-05-28 00:00:51.147
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey points out some of the states with notable gains and decreases in topsoil moisture condition over the week-long period ending on May 24th.

Latest Look at Pasture and Rangeland Conditions
   2020-05-28 00:00:59.376
How do the nation's pastures and rangeland conditions look in the latest USDA report? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Potential Considerations for Backyard Poultry Production
   2020-05-28 00:01:00.342
What are some of things to consider as one starts to raise backyard poultry, whether in the country or in the city? (Rod Bain and Brett Kreifels of University of Nebraska Extension)

Knowing Local Ordinances in Raising Backyard Poultry
   2020-05-28 00:01:00.081
Those considering raising backyard poultry need to know local ordinances allowing such, especially if the location is in a suburban or urban area. (Rod Bain and Brett Kreifels of University of Nebraska Extension)

Changes in Corn Belt Weather Conditions
   2020-05-27 00:01:00.160
The nation’s mid-section will experience a weather transition from moisture to drier conditions. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)


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Features

Agriculture USA


How does 2020 Compare with 2019 for Flooding?
   2020-05-26 00:04:59.990
Flooding this year is expected to be extensive, but not as severe as it was last year. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. Jim Angel, former Illinois state climatologist.

Consumer Time


A Food Supply Chain Readjustment
   2020-05-26 00:02:29.498
The nation's food supply chain is known for its production and efficiency yet has recently been realigned to assure supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue

What's Next for Food Prices?
   2020-05-26 00:03:00.114
Food prices may go up a little more this year than had been expected. Gary Crawford has the latest forecast. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Gianna Short, USDA economist.

The 2020 Hurricane Season Outlook
   2020-05-26 00:02:42.011
With hurricane season getting a head start with Tropical Storm Arthur, what is the expected outlook for such activity in both the Atlantic and Pacific Basins? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. NOAA Acting Administrator Neil Jacobs. NOAA lead hurricane forecaster Gerry Bell. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.

How Does This Year's Flooding Compare to Last Year?
   2020-05-26 00:02:59.983
How does flooding this year compare to last year? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. Former Illinois State Climatologist, Jim Angel.

A New Fun Way to "Bee" Engaged with Bees
   2020-05-26 00:02:38.328
Want to have fun and help bees and other pollinators at the same time? There's a brand-new way to do it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Max Runzel with World Bee Count Project and Joseph Cazier with Appalachian State University)

Agriculture Update


U.S. Cotton Growers Facing a Tough New Crop Year
   2020-05-26 00:02:30.099
As goes the world economy, so goes the demand for cotton. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski, Chairman of USDA's World Outlook Board.

Incentivizing Higher Blend Biofuel Infrastructure Development
   2020-05-26 00:02:22.576
A new USDA competitive grant program is designed to encourage biofuel producers and retailers to improve infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Stephen Censky

Flooding Disrupts Agriculture on Many Levels
   2020-05-26 00:02:29.969
Flooding disrupts agriculture on many levels. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. Jim Angel, former Illinois Climatologist.

Ag Innovations Help Farmers Deal with Excess Water
   2020-05-26 00:02:23.229
Ag innovations help farmers deal with excess water. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. Former Illinois State Climatologist, Jim Angel.

Beef Cattle Industry Adjusting to New Conditions
   2020-05-26 00:02:28.480
One analyst says there are several recent encouraging signs for the be;eagiered beef cattle industry. Gary Crawford files this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst.