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America's Farms and Ranches at a Glance - the 2022 Edition
   2022-12-06 00:01:00:16
What are some of the trends associated with our nation's farm and ranches per the latest edition of an annual USDA report? (Rod Bain and research economist, Noah Miller)

Actuality: Government Payments to Producers in 2021
   2022-12-06 00:00:53:42
USDA economic researcher, Noah Miller, discusses findings of government payments to ag producers in 2021, per the latest edition of USDA's America's Farms and Ranches at a Glance report.

Actuality: Make Up of 2022 America's Farms and Ranches at-a-Glance
   2022-12-06 00:00:52:75
Noah Miller of the Economic Research Service discusses the various categories and resources used to develop this year's America's Farms and Ranches at a Glance report.

Median Farm Household Earnings Have Increased this Year
   2022-12-06 00:00:59.19
Farm households are seeing median Incomes rising this year, even as income from the household's farm operation is below a year ago. (Gary Crawford and Spiro Stefano, Administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service)

Storminess to Arrive in the Plains
   2022-12-06 00:01:00:00
Dry areas of the Central Plains are expected to see storm systems over the next week, but what benefits might they have for farmers and ranchers in the area? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

A Good Start to Sierra Nevada Snowpack Season
   2022-12-06 00:00:59:78
The main source of California water supplies is receiving above normal snowpack as the accumulation season for the western mountain ranges is now past the one-third point. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: 8 to 14 Day Weather Forecast
   2022-12-06 00:00:55:18
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for several parts of the country are part of the extended weather forecast for the period of December 13 – 19.

ASCEND for Better Health Effort Announced
   2022-12-05 00:00:59:61
The Agriculture Secretary Monday announced a new virtual center designed to expedite research on nutrition and its role in fighting diet-related chronic diseases like cancer. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Purpose and Goals of ASCEND for Better Health
   2022-12-05 00:00:26:90
Secretary Tom Vilsack explains what the newly announced ASCEND for Better Health Virtual Center hopes to accomplish through research into precision nutrition and better health outcomes.

Community Engagement Meetings Part of ASCEND for Better Health
   2022-12-05 00:01:00:10
The Agriculture Secretary says community engagement meetings will be conducted starting next month as part of efforts in improving nutrition and health outcomes for specific populations. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: USDA Research and ASCEND for Better Health
   2022-12-05 00:01:00:34
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses existing USDA research and how it will play a part in a new virtual center discovering nutrition's role in preventing chronic diseases like cancer.

How the Ukraine War May Have Affected 2022 U.S. Farm Income
   2022-12-05 00:01:00:02
How has the war in Ukraine affected the 2022 income situation for U.S. farmers? (Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer)

U.S. Farm Sector's Financial Health Improved this Year
   2022-12-05 00:00:57:23
Experts say the financial health of the nation's agricultural sector is the best it's been in years. (Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service)

Actuality: More Signs of a Financially Strong Farm Economy
   2022-12-05 00:00:19;20
Spiro Stefano, Administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service, with some signs of a healthier farm economy.

U.S. Farmers Boosted Output after Pearl Harbor Attack.
   2022-12-05 00:00:59:38
The 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor sent U.S. farmers into production overdrive, helped by civilian victory gardens. (Gary Crawford, Anne Effland and former President Franklin Roosevelt)

Planning for 2023 Agricultural Trade Missions
   2022-12-02 00:00:59.952
Participant feedback is part of the process used by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service in developing future agricultural trade missions, including those being planned for next year. (Rod Bain and FAS Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton)


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Features

Agriculture USA


A Goal at the World Cup – Showcasing U.S. Food and Farm Products
   2022-12-06 00:04:59:90
USDA and its Foreign Agricultural Service is promoting some of our nation’s food and agriculture products as part of the USA Pavilion at the World Cup – soccer’s premiere event – being held in Qatar. Rod Bain explains how our nation hopes to score some opportunities for its ag producers and exporters in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and U.S. Agricultural Attaché Lucas Blaustein

Consumer Time


U.S.A. Food and Ag Scoring at the World Cup
   2022-12-06 00:02;59;40
Our nation's food and agricultural goods are being showcased during the six-week run of soccer's World Cup championship in Qatar. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lucas Blaustein of the Foreign Agricultural Service

Are You Running in the Holiday Food Marathon?
   2022-12-06 00:02:52:02
Most marathon runners lose weight in the process, but the holiday food marathon can do the opposite. Gary Crawford has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford...and his stomach. Sharolyn Jackson, Kansas State University Extension.

Experts Have Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress
   2022-12-06 00:03:00:06
Do the holidays have you tired and stressed out? An expert says a five-minute daily routine can help you cope. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Bradley Dirks and Elizabeth Kiss, both with Kansas State University Extension.

Some Gift Ideas for the Gardener on Your List
   2022-12-06 00:02:54:65
Need some cool gift ideas for the gardening guru on your list? There are a few in this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension garden expert, Dennis Patton. Also those pesky singing dogs and, comedian, Jeff Foxworthy.

Some Good Toy Suggestions for Young Children
   2022-12-06 00:03:00:06
Santa has a big bag of toys, but which ones are the best for young children? An expert gives his answer in this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Expert Bradford Wiles.

Agriculture Update


2022 Will Set Farm Income Records, but What about 2023?
   2022-12-06 00:02:30:15
2022 will set farm income records, but can farmers top that performance in 2023? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service. Seth Meyer, USDA Chief Economist. Classic entertainer, Eddie Cantor.

Lower Prospects for U.S. Agricultural Exports
   2022-12-06 00:02:28:38
USDA trade analysts say 2023 U.S. agricultural exports could fall more than 6 billion dollars below 2022. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

Conducting Ag Trade Business in Spain
   2022-12-06 00:02:15:19
USDA's latest agricultural trade mission made connections for our nation's farm and food goods from buyers from Spain and Portugal. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton

A Late Fall Weather System and Its Possible Ag Benefits
   2022-12-06 00:02:15:05
The nation’s mid-section experienced an end of November storm system coming on the heels of a quiet fall weather-wise – a system which may have improved conditions on two fronts. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Changes in November in the U.S. Drought Monitor
   2022-12-06 00:02:27:72
The last month of meteorological autumn reflected changes over time in the U.S. Drought Monitor, but were these changes beneficial, particularly for crops and commodities? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey