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FSA County Committee Nomination Process Begins
   2024-06-17 00:00:59.820
Eligible Farm Service Agency constituents have until August First to nominate themselves or someone else for election to FSA County Committees. (Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux)

Actuality: FSA County Committees
   2024-06-17 00:00:38.217
Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux discusses the make-up and intent of FSA County Committees.

Dangerous Heat for People Can Be Dangerous for Our Pets
   2024-06-17 00:01:00.238
This week parts of the country are suffering record high temperatures which can be a problem for dogs, as well as people. (Gary Crawford and USDA veterinarian, Dawn Fitzhugh)

Dry Weather Takes a Small Bite Out of Crop Condition Ratings
   2024-06-17 00:00:54.552
Dryness has taken a bit out of corn and soybean condition ratings. (Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Winter Wheat Harvesting at a Gallop.
   2024-06-17 00:00:49.800
Winter wheat harvesting is going at an "incredible" pace. (Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Soybean Condition
   2024-06-17 00:00:24.360
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey with soybean condition update.

Actuality: Cotton Planting/Condition Update
   2024-06-17 00:00:47.544
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with cotton crop update.

Actuality: Soybean Planting Update
   2024-06-17 00:00:38.952
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with an update on soybean planting.

Actuality: Rice Condition
   2024-06-17 00:00:27.384
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with a rice condition report.

Actuality: Winter Wheat Condition
   2024-06-17 00:00:25.560
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with an update on the winter wheat crop.

Actuality: Spring Wheat Crop Update
   2024-06-17 00:00:48.624
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with an update on the spring wheat crop.

Connecting Pollinator Health, Nutrition, and Climate
   2024-06-14 00:01:00.316
* - National Pollinator Week is June 17 - 23 - * USDA researchers are looking into how potential climate impacts affect both pollinator health and nutrition. (Rod Bain and Gayle Hoffman)

Actuality: Pollinator Gardens in Improving Pollinator Health
   2024-06-14 00:00:31.059
* - June 17 - 23 is National Pollinator Month - * USDA researcher Gayle Hoffman discusses the importance of pollinator gardens in the overall wellbeing of pollinator populations.

A Unique Rural Housing Program
   2024-06-14 00:01:00.144
Here's a story about a unique rural housing program. (Gary Crawford. USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Joaquin Altoro. Idaho home owner, Sandra Sauceda) ****June is National Home Ownership Month.****

Actuality: One of the Rules of the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program
   2024-06-14 00:00:25.824
Idaho homeowner, Sandra Sauceda, talks about one of rules of the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program.

Latest USDA Domestic Wheat Production Forecasts and Balance Sheet
   2024-06-14 00:00:59.324
How do the numbers USDA forecasts for U.S. wheat production this month factor into the latest domestic supply and demand estimate? (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)


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Agriculture USA


This Week's Heat Wave Could Be Dangerous for Us and Our Dogs
   2024-06-18 00:05:00.336
An expert says we dog owners should know that very high temperatures such as we are seeing this week can be dangerous for us and for our pets. Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA veterinarian, Dr. Dawn Fitzhugh.

Consumer Time


Zero Grocery Inflation Last Month
   2024-06-18 00:02:53.832
Food shoppers have just gotten a bit of good news on the food price front. Gary Crawford has more in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer

A Unique Way To Boost Home Ownership
   2024-06-18 00:02:53.160
Here's a story about a unique rural housing program. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Joaquin Altoro. Idaho homeowner, Sandra Sauceda. James Earl Jones. ****June is National Home Ownership Month.****

USDA Studies of Pollinator Health
   2024-06-18 00:02:57.998
What are examples of current USDA agricultural research station projects focused on improving pollinator health? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Researchers Gloria Hoffman and Jonathan Koch

Current Severe Heat Wave Can Be Dangerous for People and Dogs
   2024-06-18 00:02:58.680
An expert says dog owners should know that very high temperatures such as much of the country is seeing this week can be dangerous for our pets. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA veterinarian, Dr. Dawn Fitzhugh.

Don't Turn Your July 4th Cookout into a Sickout
   2024-06-18 00:02:51.546
This 4th of July grills across America will be fired up for cookouts. Here are some tips to keep cookouts from being sickouts. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Meredith Carothers, food safety expert with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline. ****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-6854) Listeners can also go online to Ask.usda.gov

Agriculture Update


Providing Program Details and Updates During FPEP Talk
   2024-06-18 00:02:01.364
The Agriculture Secretary recently discussed current projects and both recent and prospective future announcements regarding the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Black Sea Region Wheat Forecast and Potential Affects
   2024-06-18 00:02:13.799
How might adjustments to wheat production forecasts for Russia and Ukraine result in impacts to possible U.S. wheat export opportunities? Rod Bain reports. PARTCIPANTS: Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski

The Annual Election Cycle for FSA County Committees Underway
   2024-06-18 00:02:24.169
High profile races this election cycle may get the attention, but the annual elections of USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee members is also significant regarding constituent representation. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Acreage Reporting Deadline for Producers Approaches
   2024-06-18 00:02:10.586
Crop growers have until mid-July to report acreage planted this year at their local Farm Service Agency office, but why is it important? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Assistant Deputy Administrator Kim Graham

Adjusting Ag Quarantine and Inspection Fees
   2024-06-18 00:02:14.400
Changes will soon take effect for user fees connected to USDA efforts to protect our borders from pest and plant disease threats. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Matt Rhoads of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service