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Is Home Cooking Making a Comeback?

00:05:00.199 2020-09-29   
The unprecedented events of this year have caused us to make some drastic changes in what we do and how we do it. This includes changes in our kitchens. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford looks at the return of home cooking.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lisa Martin with Kansas State University. Rutgers Extension food expert, Dr. Karen Ensle and chef-author, Daniel Traster. Celebrity chef, Jose Andres. Plus brief snippets from the Three Stooges and Bob Hope.

Unprecedented Year So Far for Wildfires

00:02:59.983 2020-09-29   
This has been an unprecedented year so far for wildfires in the United States. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Forest Service Chief John Phipps. Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger.

Anti-Rabies Work in the United States Focuses on Raccoons

00:02:59.983 2020-09-29   
USDA's efforts to combat rabies in the United States focuses on keeping rabies out of raccoons. Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Richard Chipman, National Rabies Management Program Coordinator.

Making Cooking at Home Easy, Easy, Easy

00:03:00.349 2020-09-29   
A group of university experts are helping people regain the somewhat lost art of cooking at home. Gary Crawford cooks up this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lisa Martin with Kansas State University Extension. Brett Sciotto, CEO of Aimpoint. Plus, Curly Howard.

Can Animals Predict Upcoming Winter Severity?

00:02:59.017 2020-09-29   
Can studying animals this fall help us predict the severity of this upcoming winter? Gary Crawford has this story.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Mary Knapp, Extension climatologist with Kansas State University. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.

Getting Houseplants Ready for Winter

00:03:00.349 2020-09-29   
Will your houseplants survive another winter? There are are some things we can do to help through the winter to come. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ward Upham, Kansas State University Extension Horticulturist.

USDA Seeks Input on Reducing Salmonella Meat Products

00:02:29.969 2020-09-29   
USDA is seeking public input on ways meat, poultry and egg products facilities can reduce harmful salmonella, which causes foodborne illness. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho, USDA Deputy Undersecretary Mindy Brashears, and FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker.

A Personal Case for the Importance of Ag Innovation

00:02:21.061 2020-09-29   
Agricultural innovation and its benefits are something a senior USDA official likes to share based on his first-hand experiences. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney

What's Ready-To-Go for Ag Innovation?

00:02:28.166 2020-09-29   
The Agriculture Department is taking public comment on ready-to-go technologies and practices as part of its ongoing Agriculture Innovation Agenda. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Natural Resources Conservation Service Acting Chief Kevin Norton

August Cattle Feedlot Inventories Highest in at Least 24 Years

00:02:30.334 2020-09-29   
A USDA analyst says large numbers of cattle in feedlots now will pressure prices in the first part of next year. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.

Are Pork Production Cutbacks in the Offing?

00:02:28.218 2020-09-29   
Hog producers a month ago said they plan to cut back on production; but will changing conditions cancel those plans? Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst.
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