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What if the Farm Bill Was Stripped of its Nutrition Title?
   2018-07-19 00:01:00.682
Some lawmakers have toyed with the idea of taking the nutrition title out of the Farm Bill. What would be the likely result of doing that? (Gary Crawford and Carl Zulauf)

Two Months in a Row of Food Price Declines
   2018-07-19 00:01:00.029
Food prices at the grocery store dropped again last month. (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns)

Actuality: A List of Foods with Price Declines Last Month
   2018-07-19 00:00:19.696
Annemarie Kuhns, USDA food price economist, talking about some of the food categories that fell in price during June.

Extending Initiatives for Water Quality
   2018-07-19 00:00:59.715
Two of USDA's conservation-based, water quality initiatives will continue through the year 2023. (Rod Bain and Martin Lowenfish of the Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Actuality: National Water Quality Initiative Extension and Expansion
   2018-07-19 00:00:59.689
Martin Lowenfish of the Natural Resources Conservation Service explains recent updates to the National Water Quality Initiative - now extended for the next five years.

Actuality: Mississippi River Basin Initiative
   2018-07-19 00:00:56.241
Martin Lowenfish of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service discusses a regional based water quality initiative that provide an example of addressing localized issues.

Biosecurity After Bringing Show Animal Back to The Farm
   2018-07-19 00:01:00.160
What precautions can a livestock owner take to assure the health of both a returning show animal, as well as its other animals, on the farm? (Rod Bain and Bethany Funnell of Purdue University Extension)

Actuality: Biosecurity Concerns with New Animal Purchase
   2018-07-19 00:00:58.070
Purdue University Extension's Bethany Funnell notes biosecurity matters someone purchasing livestock should consider as to keep their own farm animals from becoming ill.

U.S. Ag. Trade Mission to Indonesia Concludes
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.951
This week a big group representing many U.S. agricultural products has been on a trade mission to drum up more business in Indonesia. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Ted McKinney)

Boosting U.S. Ag. Exports Described as an "Urgent" Mission
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.062
The top USDA trade official says the mission to boost U.S. farm and food product exports is an urgent one. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Ted McKinney)

Actuality: Indonesian Trade Mission Was a Big One
   2018-07-18 00:00:31.660
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Ted McKinney giving some general information about his just completed agricultural trade mission this week to Indonesia.

Cyptocurrency - What is it in the Ag Realm?
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.872
When is cyptrocurrency a commodity? When is it a security? How should it be regulated? These were focal points of a House Agriculture Committee hearing. (Rod Bain. House Agriculture Committee Chair Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN). Amber Baldet of Clovyr.)

What Factors are Impacting the Prospects for Dairy Producers?
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.637
Excess supplies and growing trade concerns continue to impact milk product and class prices for dairy producers. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

Higher Pork Production and Lower Prices May Boost Export Possibilities
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.141
Greater pork production not only should impact hog prices, but perhaps help export more pork products. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

More Beef and Poultry Production, but Mixed Price Prospects
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.637
What are the latest projections for beef and poultry production and prices? (Rod Bain and Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)

The Importance of Grain Bin Safety Training
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.689
Recent cases of victims engulfed inside grain bins serve as reminders that we need more education on accident prevention and on rescue procedures. (Rod Bain and Dee Jepsen of Ohio State University Extension)


Features

Agriculture USA


Blueberry Blather, Bliss and Bloopers
   2018-07-17 00:05:00.042
Our consumption of blueberries continues to grow rapidly. And even this edition of Agriculture USA from Gary Crawford won't stop that trend. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson and Hallie Heinzen with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Also, singers, Diane Renay, Fats Domino and Andy Lowe.

Consumer Time


Blatant Blueberry Blabbing and Blarney
   2018-07-17 00:03:00.062
Our consumption of blueberries continues to grow rapidly. And even this report from Gary Crawford won't stop that trend. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson and Hallie Heinzen with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Also 1960's singer, Diane Renay.

A "Bond" Towards Forest Water Quality Improvement
   2018-07-17 00:02:41.280
A forest resilience bond - on display in a California watershed - shows models to improve forests and water supplies. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Todd Gartner of the World Resources Institute

Global Food Security Outlook for the Next Decade
   2018-07-17 00:02:36.238
Will there be improvements in international food security in the next ten years? A new report has some possible answers to that question. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Karen Thome of the Economic Research Service

How Much Do You Know about Money Matters? Probably not that Much.
   2018-07-17 00:03:00.062
One expert says most of us don't know very much about how to handle money and it's contributing to huge social problems. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ohio State University Extension financial expert, Susan Colbert.

Partnership In Water Quality Improvements "OK"
   2018-07-17 00:02:39.059
In Oklahoma, partnerships, from private landowners to USDA, are making a difference in improving water quality of Oklahoma's streams. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Oklahoma State Conservationist Gary O'Neill. U.S. Representative Frank Lucas of Oklahoma. Shannon Phillips of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.

Agriculture Update


Tariffs Don't Wipe out US Ag Export Opportunities
   2018-07-17 00:02:23.647
Despite tariffs on U.S. products by some nations, USDA's latest forecasts still show export opportunities for U.S. agricultural products. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer

Tariffs and USDA's New Supply and Demand Forecasts
   2018-07-17 00:02:16.829
USDA has now included Chinese and Mexican tariffs in its forecasts, giving a first glimpse of potential impacts on U.S. ag. exports. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Many Issues Involved in Helping Farmers Hurt by Trade Disruptions
   2018-07-17 00:02:30.047
One analyst says compensating farmers for losses due to trade disruptions will be a very complex undertaking. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Ohio State University agricultural economist, Carl Zulauf.

Signup Opens for Program Helping Farmers Hurt by 2017 Weather Disasters
   2018-07-17 00:02:17.142
USDA has opened signup for a program offering help for producers who suffered losses from 2017's hurricanes and wildfires. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.

An Unusual Spring Wheat Season So Far
   2018-07-17 00:02:12.728
This growing season for spring wheat continues to be an unusual one. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.