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The Atlantic Hurricane Outlook for 2022
   2022-05-24 00:01:00.264
What is the forecast for tropical storm and hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin this year? (Rod Bain and NOAA Administrator Richard Spinrad)

What is Fueling Atlantic Hurricane Forecast for This Year
   2022-05-24 00:00:59.689
What are the primary factors behind the forecast for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

What is Fueling Atlantic Hurricane Forecast for This Year?
   2022-05-24 00:00:59.689
What are the primary factors behind the forecast for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Forecasting the Pacific Tropical Storm Season
   2022-05-24 00:01:00.107
What kind of tropical storm and hurricane activity might the Eastern and Central Pacific Basins see this season? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Tropical Moisture, Not Tropical Storm, in Southeast This Week
   2022-05-24 00:00:59.585
Tropical moisture is accumulating in the Southeast this week, yet it should not develop into a tropical storm prior to the June First start of the Atlantic hurricane season. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologistm, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Southeast Storm System Benefits Ag
   2022-05-24 00:00:37.720
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, discusses how a pre-hurricane season weather system this week brought needed tropical moisture to some ag producers in the Southeast.

Much Needed Precipitation to the Central and Southern Plains
   2022-05-24 00:01:00.395
A shift in the usual active weather track of this spring should result in several dry areas of the Central and Southern Plains receiving beneficial moisture this week. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: More Midwest Moisture Coming Soon
   2022-05-24 00:00:29.962
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey. discusses a return of heavy rains to parts of the Midwest this week and what that may mean for producers still trying to plant crops.

No Change for Western Weather Patterns
   2022-05-24 00:01:00.186
The trends of weather in the Northern and Southern regions of the West remain relatively unchanged during the week going into Memorial Day weekend. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: 8 to 14 Day Weather Forecast
   2022-05-24 00:00:43.702
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says warmer and wetter weather is forecasted for much of the nation for the period of May 31 - June 6.

Two Ways to Mess Up that First Cookout of the Summer
   2022-05-24 00:01:00.133
There are many ways to turn your cookout into a sickout. Here are just a couple. (Gary Crawford and Meredith Carothers, 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

First Mission of Operation Fly Formula.
   2022-05-23 00:00:59.977
The Agriculture Secretary was on hand Sunday to welcome the first military air shipment of infant formula to our country to address a current formula shortage. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Announced
   2022-05-23 00:01:00.421
The President Monday announced the formation of a new economic framework for the Indo-Pacific region with the U.S. among thirteen initial partner nations. (Rod Bain and President Joe Biden)

A Review of Prescribed Fire Processes in National Forest Lands
   2022-05-23 00:01:00.186
The U.S. Forest Service Chief discusses the thoughts behind a recently announced ninety day cease of prescribed fire operations in our nation's forests. (Rod Bain and Chief Randy Moore)

Both Spring Wheat and Winter Wheat Having Lots of Problems
   2022-05-23 00:00:58.566
Problems galore for both the U.S. spring wheat crop and winter wheat. (Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: A Look at Winter Wheat Heading Progress
   2022-05-23 00:00:34.821
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, with a look at winter wheat heading.


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Features

Agriculture USA


The War in Ukraine Has Agricultural Effects Far Beyond its Borders
   2022-05-24 00:05:00.094
The war in Ukraine is having ramifications far beyond its own borders, especially on the world food and agricultural stage. Gary Crawford explains on this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Consumer Time


G7 and Addressing Current Global Food Security Issues
   2022-05-24 00:02:55.386
The recent G7 Agricultural Ministers meeting resulted in discussion about, expression of, and proposed actions to address, world food security issues such as those associated with the Ukrainian conflict. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Why Those Burgers and Steaks Will Cost More This Summer and Next
   2022-05-24 00:03:00.323
Putting meat on the grill this summer and next summer will cost us more than last year, especially for beef. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski.

The Food Safety Rule that Outdoor Grillers Ignore the Most
   2022-05-24 00:03:00.140
Many outdoor grillers follow most of the recommended practices for food safety, but often miss one crucial step. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. 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***

A Trio of Early Summer Cookout Goofs
   2022-05-24 00:02:57.110
The CDC says millions of us will get sick this summer from outdoor grilling mistakes. Gary Crawford has an expert list of the three biggest goofs. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Meredith Carothers, food safety expert with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline. Also, Larry, Moe and Curly. ****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-6854) Listeners can also go online to Ask.usda.gov

Squirrels in Your Attic Driving You Nuts? Evict them
   2022-05-24 00:02:39.425
If squirrels are using your attic for a hotel and are driving you nuts, Gary Crawford has this report on ways to evict those critters. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Charlie Lee, Kansas State University extension wildlife specialist. Also, Rocky, the Flying Squirrel.

Agriculture Update


Vilsack and Dialogue Opportunities After G7
   2022-05-24 00:02:04.133
The Agriculture Secretary spent time after the recent G7 ag ministers meeting to visit with counterparts from nations on a variety of issues. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

USDA Advice in Crafting of a New Farm Bill
   2022-05-24 00:02:19.493
Several USDA officials have provided testimony to Congress in recent weeks as it prepares to develop a new Farm Bill. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh. Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Daniel Whitley. Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt. Secretary Tom Vilsack.

No Short Term Relief in Sight for Low Supply/High Price Wheat Situation
   2022-05-24 00:02:30.334
When will we see a turnaround in the current global low supply and high price wheat situation? Gary Crawford has more in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Joe Glauber with the International Food Policy Institute. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Despite High Feedlot Inventories, Beef Cattle Herd Continues to Shrink
   2022-05-24 00:02:21.844
We may see a significant surge of beef hitting the market over the next few months, but after that it's a different story. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski.

The Philippines as a Potential U.S. Ag Trade Market
   2022-05-24 00:02:21.270
The Philippines has been on our nation’s radar for some time for increased ag export opportunities, and a USDA official explains why. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Mark Slupek