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Chesapeake Bay States’ Partnership Initiative Announced
   2022-05-20 00:01:00.421
Continued efforts of Chesapeake Bay region farmers, landowners and stakeholders are improving water quality in this watershed. (Rod Bain and Karen Woodrich of the Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Actuality: Chesapeake Bay Farmers and Water Quality Improvements
   2022-05-20 00:00:49.789
Karen Woodrich of the Natural Resources Conservation Service explains the ag component of the Chesapeake Bay region and landowner efforts to improve water quality in the Bay watershed.

Actuality: Chesapeake Bay States' Partnership Initiative
   2022-05-20 00:00:59.062
Karen Woodrich of the Natural Resources Conservation Service talks about a new initiative designed to improve landowner-based water quality and conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Record May First Cattle Feedlot Inventory
   2022-05-20 00:00:59.768
USDA's latest report on cattle feedlot activity confirms the idea that beef production will continue to decline from now through 2023. (Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam)

Actuality: Some Key Numbers in Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed Report
   2022-05-20 00:00:39.758
Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, with some of the key numbers in Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed report.

No Short Term Relief in Sight for Low Supply/High Price Wheat Situation
   2022-05-20 00:00:56.163
When will we see a turnaround in the current global low supply and high price wheat situation? (Gary Crawford. Dr. Joe Glauber with the International Food Policy Institute)

Do Farmers Need Extra Incentives/Mandates to Boost Production?
   2022-05-20 00:01:00.107
Do farmers need extra incentives or government mandates to boost plantings and production? (Gary Crawford. Dr. Joe Glauber with the International Food Policy Institute. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

USDA Researcher - Sammie Nominee
   2022-05-20 00:00:59.898
An Agricultural Research Service engineer is a finalist for a prestigious federal government honor for his work studying nutrient runoff into waterways and preventative conservation practices. (Rod Bain and Mark Williams)

Actuality: Fertilizer Application Methods and Reduced Nutrient Runoff
   2022-05-20 00:01:00.316
USDA research engineers, Mark Williams, discusses some of the study he is conducting on reducing nutrient runoff - work that led to his nomination for a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (SAMMIE).

Forest Service Prescribed Burning Program Halted for Full Review
   2022-05-20 00:00:58.383
The Forest Service is pausing its prescribed burning operations for a 90 complete review of the program. (Gary Crawford)

Vilsack on Infrastructure Support to Help Move Ukrainian Grain
   2022-05-19 00:01:00.133
The U.S. and other G7 nations are searching for ways to help facilitate export of grain still stored inside Ukraine. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Ukrainian Rail Issues in Exporting Grain
   2022-05-19 00:00:37.302
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explains how rail issues in Ukraine are part of the larger issue of grain exports unable to move out of that nation.

Actuality: Ideas to Bring Grain Exports Out of Ukraine
   2022-05-19 00:00:42.135
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about recent G7 agricultural minister's discussions on efforts to export grain remaining inside Ukraine.

Avian Influenza Reducing Turkey Production Prospects
   2022-05-19 00:01:00.107
Avian Influenza is reducing prospects for turkey production and sending prices to record highs. (Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski)

Potential Impacts of Summertime e15 Fuel Availability
   2022-05-19 00:00:59.611
How might consumers, farmers and ethanol producers benefit from an emergency waiver allowing sale of e15 blended fuels at the gas pumps this summer? (Rod Bain and Chris Bliley of Growth Energy)

Many Barriers to Ukraine's Efforts to Move Grain into Export
   2022-05-19 00:00:59.585
How much grain will Ukraine actually be able to export using trucks, rail and canals? (Gary Crawford and Dr. Joe Glauber with the International Food Policy Institute)


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Features

Agriculture USA


The Personal Approach to Address Rural Mental Health Issues and Stigmas
   2022-05-17 00:05:00.042
Awareness efforts are making headway to reduce and remove stigmas associated with mental health issues in rural America, making such matters easier to discuss. This is allowing more people to reach out to those who may need help. Rod Bain looks at efforts in increasing rural mental health awareness and examples of how an individual can help someone in need in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Terri Moore of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Farm broadcaster Brian Winnekins.

Consumer Time


What We Parents Can Do when News Reports Scare Our Young Children
   2022-05-17 00:03:00.114
When our children are frightened by the bad news they may hear, what can we say and do to help them? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bradford Wiles, Kansas State University Extension Child Development Specialist.

Massive Study Proves the Right Foods Can Combat Alzheimer's Disease
   2022-05-17 00:02:50.501
Does our diet really matter when it comes to whether or not we contract Alzheimer's disease? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension food scientist, Karen Blakeslee.

Keeping the Critters out of Your Garden
   2022-05-17 00:02:50.213
A lot of work is going into that vegetable garden of yours, but how can you keep the critters from stealing you blind? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Charlie Lee, retired Kansas State University extension wildlife expert. Also, cartoon farmer, Emer Fudd.

Keeping the Squirrels Outside Where They Belong
   2022-05-17 00:02:45.381
Squirrels in your attic can be a real problem. Gary Crawford has this report on steps you can take to try to keep them from getting in. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University extension wildlife expert, Charlie Lee. Also comedian, Jeff Foxworthy.

Picking Tips and Fun Facts about Strawberries
   2022-05-17 00:02:48.098
Strawberries are popular to many consumers, but what are some fun facts and tips on growing and eating this fruit? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA Veg-U-cators Chatelle Oyi and Nikita Vivekanandan

Agriculture Update


Emergency Relief Program to Soon Provide Payments to Producers.
   2022-05-17 00:02:02.775
The first tranche of money to producers eligible under a new USDA disaster relief program will soon be sent out. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

A Very Strong Price Future for Most U.S. Crops
   2022-05-17 00:02:30.099
Many farmers are struggling to crops planted this year, but one economist says the struggle could pay off later on. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

USDA Makes New Forecasts for Ukraine's Crop Production/Exports
   2022-05-17 00:02:30.099
How much will the war in Ukraine reduce that nation's crop production and crop exports? Gary Crawford has this report on a new USDA forecast. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski)

Advice from the Ag Sector to EPA
   2022-05-17 00:02:20.486
The Environmental Protection Agency's Farm, Ranch, and Rural Community Advisory Committee has recently been rechartered, and given a charge topic by EPA's Administrator. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and EPA Administrator Micheal Regan

Flexibilities Enhanced in Livestock Insurance Updates
   2022-05-17 00:02:17.351
USDA recently announced updates to insurance products starting next crop year designed to give livestock and dairy producers greater flexibilities. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Deputy Administrator Richard Flournoy