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Are Supermarkets an Endangered Species?

00:05:00.094 2020-03-31   
Some new consumer surveys show some interesting and sometimes amusing trends in food shopping. Do those trends spell the end of the supermarket as we know it? Gary Crawford hears from an expert on this edition of Agriculture USA.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Andy Harig with the Food Marketing Institute.

Will Online Grocery Shopping Make Supermarkets Obsolete?

00:02:59.800 2020-03-31   
Will online grocery shopping eventually make supermarkets obsolete? Gary Crawford has one expert's opinion in this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Andy Harig with the Food Marketing Institute. Also, classic entertainer, Fannie Flagg.

Grocery Shopping in your Home

00:02:43.709 2020-03-31   
How can you save money, time and hassle on trips to the grocery store? The answer may be within the confines of your residence. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Julie Garden-Robinson of North Dakota State University Extension

Were Your Yard Plants Damaged by the Weird Winter Weather?

00:02:51.964 2020-03-31   
How did your trees and other yard plants handle the weird winter? Were they damaged? There are ways to check. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension Horticulturist.

If Your Trees Were Damaged this Winter, Don't Delay Repairing Them

00:03:00.166 2020-03-31   
The weather this past winter may have done a number on the trees in your yard. Here's how to evaluate damage and repair it. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension Horticulturist.

USDA Selects New General Conservation Reserve Program Acres

00:02:29.969 2020-03-31   
USDA names its first new general Conservation Reserve Program acres in four years. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Farm Servoce Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce.

Drought Threat Not Completely Gone Amid Improving Snowpack

00:02:29.969 2020-03-31   
The threat of drought in California is lessened, but still a possibility, even as the snowpack situation there improves. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

New USDA Funding Option Could Boost Conservation Innovation

00:02:29.106 2020-03-31   
USDA is rolling out a new way to pay for conservation projects and to carry them out. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kari Cohen with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. President Donald Trump. Former Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama. Also Roy Rogers.

Varying Perspectives of What is Regenerative Agriculture

00:02:30.151 2020-03-31   
One of the new buzzwords in farming is "regenerative" ag. but how it's defined differs among those involved in this form of sustainability. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Shauna Sadowski and Tom Rabaey of General Mills. Ag producers Shane New and Cortney Van Oeffelen.

What's Now and What's Next for the Pork Industry?

00:02:30.099 2020-03-31   
What's going on now in the pork industry and what's next? A new USDA report has some clues. Gary Crawford has this report.


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