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Unconventional Gardening in the Big City

00:04:59.937 2019-04-16   
If you live in a big city, and you want to garden, finding space can be the trickiest obstacle. In this week's Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho tells you about one unconventional solution.


PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and David Matthews of USDA's Farm Service Agency


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Consumer Time


Protecting Your Private Well from Flood Water Contamination

00:03:00.062 2019-04-16   
If you have a private well, here are some steps that might protect it and your water supply if flood waters hit your property. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Bruce Dvorak with the University of Nebraska. Dr. Chad Roy, Tulane School of Medicine. Mary Erickson and Ed Clark with the National Weather Service.

Don't Give Hungry Pests a Free Ride When You Move

00:02:50.945 2019-04-16   
Did you know invasive pests can hitch a free ride in your stuff when you move to a new home? Stephanie Ho tells you how you can help keep the insects from spreading throughout the country.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Samantha Simon, USDA's Senior Invasive Species Coordinator

Unconventional Urban Gardening

00:02:59.957 2019-04-16   
If you really want to garden, you can always find the space -- even in a big city. Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and David Matthews of the Farm Service Agency

Decorated Eggs--A Shell of a Food Safety Story

00:03:00.062 2019-04-16   
Do you plan to decorate some eggs this year and eat them later on? One expert has some tips about that. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA history expert, Anne Effland. Janell Goodwin with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.

A Little Bit about Easter Lilies

00:02:34.148 2019-04-16   
It's a part of many Easter traditions, but what do you know exactly about Easter Lilies? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Robert McAvoy of University of Connecticut Extension


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Agriculture Update


Will Farmers Who Lost Stored Grain in Floods Get any Compensation?

00:02:30.047 2019-04-16   
Are there any means of compensating farmers for stored crops lost to flooding? The answer right now is still no. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Aaron Yoder with University of Nebraska. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

What Does the 2017 Ag Census Tell Us About Farms?

00:02:29.942 2019-04-16   
What does the latest Census of Agriculture tell us about farms and the people who run them? Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Joe Parsons, Agricultural Statistics Board Chair.

The Growing Concern About Ag Field Work Delays

00:02:27.905 2019-04-16   
Wet, stormy weather in the Central and Eastern U.S. the last few months had led to considerable delays in field work, crop planting, and other concerns. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

New Higher Lending Limits on USDA Farm Loans

00:02:30.047 2019-04-16   
If you are planning on taking out a USDA farm loan, the top dollar limit you can borrow may be higher than it was a year ago. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Accepting ACEP Applications for Conservation Easements

00:02:13.485 2019-04-16   
Ag landowners and other entities can enroll wetland and farmland easements in a USDA conservation program continued via the 2018 Farm Bill. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Andrew James of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service
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