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In Stalk of an Earful about Corn

00:05:00.146 2019-10-08   
Corn is a huge industry in this country, but on this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford brings it down to his level.....which is very low, indeed.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Maryland corn grower, Chip Bowling. Chantel Oyi with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. New York farmer, Melanie Wickham.

How Do USDA International Assistance Programs Differ from USAID?

00:02:59.957 2019-10-08   
How do USDA international assistance programs differ from USAID? Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley

A Full Festival of Fall Time Fruits for This Year

00:02:32.790 2019-10-08   
Production of several fall-time fruit crops is forecasted up from last year, assuring plenty of these fruits to be available to consumers. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA research economist Agnes Perez

Consumers Want More Mushrooms than U.S. Farmers Are Producing

00:03:00.062 2019-10-08   
U.S. mushroom growers are having problems meeting the growing consumer demand for fresh mushrooms. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lori Harrison with the American Mushroom Institute. Heather Harter with the Mushroom Council.

Mushroom Muddles and Myths

00:03:00.062 2019-10-08   
It seems some of us have some misconceptions about mushrooms. Gary Crawford tales a look in this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Heather Harter with the Mushroom Council. Chantel Oyi with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Getting More Use Out of Your Halloween Pumpkin

00:02:44.388 2019-10-08   
Whether as a food item or compost material, pumpkins have several uses beyond the Halloween season. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Reina Hastings of University of Alaska Extension

A New Deal Regarding the RFS

00:02:05.570 2019-10-08   
A recent agreement between USDA and the Environmental Protection Agency is designed to create improvements to the nation's biofuel policy. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Geoff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association

Vaccines Could Help Avert a Full Blown U.S. Foot and Mouth Disaster

00:02:30.047 2019-10-08   
USDA is making progress on building a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, which some say is very much needed. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University. Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council.

Drought Coverage Map Expands Over September

00:02:16.855 2019-10-08   
Significant dryness in many areas of the southern tier led to a sharp increase in total drought coverage in the continental U.S. over the past month. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

A Precision Project for Dryland Crop Growing Areas

00:02:21.949 2019-10-08   
USDA researchers in the Central High Plains are looking at changes in elevation in crop fields, and in turn, how that impacts both yields and nutrient application levels. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Merle Vigil of the Agricultural Research Service

Western Juniper Control - The Best Way to Go About It?

00:02:23.020 2019-10-08   
Western Juniper encroachment can negatively impact sagebrush ecosystems and Sage Grouse populations, but what is the best, long-term method to control this conifer? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA researcher Kirk Davies
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