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The Dangers of Being Sleepless in America

00:05:00.094 2020-06-30   
Studies say that up to a third of us don't get the sleep we need to stay healthy, physically and mentally. Experts say that's causing some major problems. Gary Crawford has more on this wide awake edition of Agriculture USA.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Susan Harris, with University of Nebraska Extension. Also, classic comedians, W.C. Fields, Moe Howard and Curly Howard.

Don't Be Found Guilty of Ruining that July 4th Cookout

00:02:56.535 2020-06-30   
One expert says don't be found guilty of breaking food safety rules and ruining your holiday weekend cookout. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service's Meat and Poultry Hotline.

***Broadcasters, USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) Listeners can also chat live at ask.usda.gov from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. ***

The Dangers of Being Sleepless in America

00:03:00.349 2020-06-30   
Researchers say up to a third of us don't get the sleep we need to stay healthy and rational and that's causing major problems. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Susan Harris, with University of Nebraska Extension.

Rural Electric Loans - Generating Advancing Innovation and Opportunity

00:02:29.786 2020-06-30   
The latest round of USDA electric loans demonstrates their role in rural infrastructure improvements, advancing tech, and economic opportunity. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe

A Tick Preview of Coming Extractions

00:02:58.782 2020-06-30   
Will you be hiking and working in areas where ticks abound? What do you do if as tick forms an attachment to you? Gary Crawford has a report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. University of Kentucky Professor Emeritus of Entomology Lee Townsend.

Will We Have Enough Cherries This Summer?

00:02:33.260 2020-06-30   
A popular summertime fruit is mostly harvested by July Fourth, but what is the outlook for supplies of sweet and tart cherries for our consumption this season? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service

Agricultural Producers Can Apply for a USDA Coronavirus Aid Program

00:02:30.047 2020-06-30   
Agricultural producers can apply for a USDA program that helps with losses due to coronavirus. Stephanie Ho tells you how.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Latrice Hill, FSA Director of Outreach.

What's Now and What's Next for Hog Producers?

00:02:30.099 2020-06-30   
What's now and what's next for hog producers? A new report and a livestock analyst have some clues. Gary Crawford has more.


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

Drought is Expanding Across the Country

00:02:29.969 2020-06-30   
Drought conditions are expanding across the country. Stephanie Ho has the story.


PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.

An Earlier Start to Overwintering Bees in Cold Storage

00:02:19.102 2020-06-30   
Research into overwintering cycles of commercial honeybees point to perhaps an earlier start to cold storage can provide benefits to colonies and beekeepers. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA researcher Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman

Managing Cattle Impacts on Grazing Lands and Wet Soils

00:02:30.099 2020-06-30   
What are some ways cattle producers can manage pasture soil and plant impacts caused by intensive grazing on wet soils? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Joe Brummer of Colorado State University Extension
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