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USDA Will Convey Farmer Concerns on Federal Rules Like Waters of the U.S.
   2021-06-11 00:00:57.913
USDA will convey farmer concerns on federal rules like Waters of the U.S.(Stephanie Ho and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh) (bruh-NAH)

USDA Takes Cybersecurity Very Seriously
   2021-06-11 00:00:59.977
USDA takes cybersecurity issues very seriously. (Stephanie Ho and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh) (bruh-NAH)

Biden-Harris Administration Sees Climate Change as an Urgent Issue
   2021-06-11 00:00:59.062
The Biden-Harris Administration is pursuing an "all-of-government" approach to mitigating climate change. (Stephanie Ho and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh) (bruh-NAH)

One of USDA's Top Leaders Talks About Climate Smart Agriculture
   2021-06-11 00:00:59.977
One of USDA's top leaders talks about climate smart agriculture. (Stephanie Ho and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh) (bruh-NAH)

Strong Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast
   2021-06-11 00:00:59.977
Agricultural exports show strong quarterly performance. (Stephanie Ho and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh) (bruh-NAH)

Actuality: Biden Administration Priorities that are Relevant to USDA
   2021-06-11 00:00:23.875
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh (bruh-NAH) lists some of the administration's immediate priorities.

USDA Working on Rules to Produce a Fairer Market for Livestock Producers
   2021-06-11 00:01:00.107
USDA is starting work on rules that would help create a fairer marketplace for livestock producers by strengthening enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act. (Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Export Demand Remains Strong for U.S Cotton
   2021-06-11 00:01:00.290
The U.S. cotton balance sheet for June indicates a trend of strong exports for this marketing year and going into the next. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

More Brazilian Cotton and Connection to Global Supply and Demand
   2021-06-11 00:00:59.637
An increase in cotton production forecasts for Brazil is a contributor to USDA latest look at the world cotton balance sheet. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Adjusting Domestic Soybean Stocks in Latest Balance Sheet
   2021-06-11 00:01:00.342
USDA's June outlook for our nation's soybean supply and demand noted some changes for the current marketing year and its impacts to the upcoming season. (Rod Bain and World Agricutlural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Brazilian Contribution to World Soybean Production and Balance Sheet
   2021-06-11 00:01:00.264
How were estimates for Brazil's soybean crop adjusted compared to other drought impacted crops in that country, and how did it affect USDA's June global supply and demand estimate? (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Actuality: Brazil and Global Soybean Balance Sheet
   2021-06-11 00:01:00.395
World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski explains how an increased estimate of Brazil's soybean crop this month affects world supply and demand estimates for this commodity.

Record Global Rice Production Forecast for New Marketing Year
   2021-06-11 00:01:00.264
Production increases from India are behind the latest USDA forecasts for record rice production around the world in 2021-22. (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

More On-Farm Technical Assistance Needed to Boost Conservation Efforts
   2021-06-11 00:00:59.454
Giving more farmers more technical assistance is seen as a key to boosting adoption by farmers of practices to help improve soil and water quality. (Gary Crawford. Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

USDA Raises Forecasts for U.S. Wheat--Lowers Forecast for Brazil Corn
   2021-06-10 00:01:00.107
The U.S. wheat crop could be bigger than expected, but it's the opposite situation for the Brazilian corn crop. (Gary Crawford)

Winter Wheat Yields Up in Latest USDA Report
   2021-06-10 00:01:00.133
USDA's June winter wheat production forecast shows yields up from the previous month, yet varied by regions of the country. (Rod Bain and Chief Economist Seth Meyer)


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Features

Agriculture USA


June is Homeownership Month, and USDA Has Programs to Help
   2021-06-08 00:04:59.990
June is National Homeownership Month, and in this week's Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho looks at USDA programs that are aimed at helping low-income residents get into their own homes. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Undersecretary Justin Maxson. Montana homeowner, Amanda Donnell. Vermont homeowner, Tito Santiago. Oregon homeowner, Sandra.

Consumer Time


USDA Helps Single Mom in Montana Buy a Home
   2021-06-08 00:02:59.983
USDA's Rural Development homeownership programs help a single mom buy a home that allows her to stay in the community where her sons were born. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Undersecretary Justin Maxson. Montana homeowner, Amanda Donnell.

Investing in the Nation's Emergency Food System
   2021-06-08 00:02:37.413
The Agriculture Department is placing a significant investment in our nation's emergency food system to build up its response and its resiliency. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Stacy Dean

Wildlife Services Wins Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award
   2021-06-08 00:02:59.983
A federal government award highlights USDA's efforts to protect human safety and conserve wildlife at the same time. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Wildlife Service Research Biologist, Brian Washburn.

Going Head-to-Head: Beef Patties vs. Plant-Based Alternative Patties
   2021-06-08 00:03:00.114
How do plant-based hamburger patties compare to tradition beef patties? The results of a scientific study may surprise you. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Travis O'Quinn, Associate Professor at Kansas State University.

Remember to Play, Clean, Go in your Outdoor Recreation Routine
   2021-06-08 00:02:57.658
Keeping invasive plants and pest from being unwanted hitchhikers from your outdoor excursion is as simple as cleaning items before traveling back home. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Krysta Lutzke of the North American Invasive Species Management Association. Cecilia Sequeira of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Leigh Greenwood of The Nature Conservancy.

Agriculture Update


Drought in Brazil Could be Worst in Almost a Century
   2021-06-08 00:02:30.099
Drought is still maintaining a stranglehold on most farming areas of Brazil. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Mark Brusberg, Chief USDA meteorologist.

Delving into Drought and Coverage of Ag Commodities
   2021-06-08 00:02:10.272
The last month of U.S. Drought Monitor coverage indicates a mixed bag of news regarding farm commodities in drought. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Farmland Values Up. Land for Sale Down.
   2021-06-08 00:02:24.483
It seems to be a seller's market right now for agricultural land. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President for Real Estate Operations at Farmers National Company, Omaha, Nebraska.

Expanding the Audience for Defend The Flock
   2021-06-08 00:02:23.569
The growing number of poultry producers in our nation also means an increased awareness effort in biosecurity measures, with a focus on new and young growers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Julie Gauthier of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Sheep Producers Partnership with USDA in Addressing 2020 Concerns
   2021-06-08 00:02:25.763
Despite numerous challenges last year, the sheep and wool industries found support and assistance through various USDA programs. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Peter Orwick of the American Sheep Industry Association