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Keeping Stress from Turning the Holidays into a Mess

00:05:00.042 2022-11-29   
Are you stressing out this holiday season? The holidays can be stressful, but there are ways to reduce that stress level. Gary Crawford talks with an expert on this edition of Agriculture USA.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bradley Dirks, Kansas State University Extension behavioral health specialist.

Don't Wait to Get that Real Christmas Tree

00:02:50.004 2022-11-29   
Don't wait to buy that real Christmas tree. Gary Crawford explains why in this report. .


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Tim O'Connor with the National Christmas Tree Association. Also some tree shoppers.

How to Keep that Real Christmas Tree from Needling You

00:02:57.972 2022-11-29   
Want to keep that real Christmas tree fresh all through the holiday season? Gary Crawford ha advice from an expert.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and tree expert, Josh. (Last name withheld by request)

Are the Holidays Stressing You Out?

00:03:00.062 2022-11-29   
Are the holidays stressing you out? One expert says some of that stress can be self-induced. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Bradley Dirks, Kansas State University Extension behavioral specialist.

Many Holiday Party Foods Can Be Harmful to Your Pets

00:02:59.931 2022-11-29   
Certain common holiday foods can cause serious problems for dogs or cats that get into those foods. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Susan Nelson, veterinarian and professor at Kansas State University.

Slow "Mindful" Eating Can Help Prevent Fast Holiday Weight Gain

00:02:53.897 2022-11-29   
Want to prevent holiday weight gain? One expert has an unusual way to do that. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Sharolyn Jackson with Kansas State University Extension.

Using Quality Samples to Expand Ag Export Opportunities

00:02:29.856 2022-11-29   
Several commodity organizations use USDA’s Quality Samples Program to get new customers to try products in hopes of opening new export possibilities. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh. Cary Sifferath of the U.S. Grains Council. Peter Orwick of the American Sheep Industry Association.

Preparing New Phase of ERP, New Program in PARP

00:02:14.352 2022-11-29   
USDA's Farm Service Agency is preparing to soon accept applications for both phase two of its Emergency Relief Program, and a new Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

The Wide Range of Ag Law Impacts for Producers

00:02:24.024 2022-11-29   
While several laws and regulations provide special treatment for farmers and ranchers, there are also several rules that can adversely impact producers as well. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Washburn University Professor Roger McEowen.

Building Up Ag Big Data Communication and Accessibility

00:02:28.506 2022-11-29   
Efforts continue to improve the ability to gather big data in agriculture, and for users to gain access, through an open-source infrastructure. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Sumer Johal of the AgStack Foundation

A Precision Ag Approach to Cover Crops

00:02:26.232 2022-11-29   
Research is underway to apply some of the precision agriculture principals found with field nutrient application to cover cropping systems. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ali Nafchi of South Dakota State University Extension
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