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Packing a Safe and Nutritious School Lunch for your Child

It s back to school time and on this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford presents some expert advice on how to send your child to school with a safe and nutritious lunch.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Sandra Proctor, Kansas State University Extension food and nutrition expert. Janell Goodwin with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.

Packing a School Lunch with Nutrition in Mind

If we are packing a school lunch for our kids, an expert says we should make sure there's enough nutrition in that lunch. Gary Crawford reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University Extension food and nutrition specialist.

Online Resource for that Labor Day Weekend Camping Trip

Whether you are a seasoned camper or going on a camp trip for the first time, an online resource is available with tools and tips for all manner of camping questions and information. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Janelle Smith of the U.S. Forest Service.

Packing a Safe School Lunch for your Child

If you are preparing a lunch for your child to take to school, an expert has some food safety tips for you. Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with the Meat and Poultry Hotline of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
**The Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 1-888-MPHOTLINE. **

Giving Peach a Chance

So, you think you know a lot about peaches? Gary Crawford thought so and found out differently while he was doing this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kay Rentzel, Executive Director of the National Peach Council.

Provocative Pineapple Profiles and Puzzles

Think you know all about pineapples? Maybe you do and maybe you don't. The only way to know is listen to this report from Gary Crawford.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Rachel Schoenian and Chantel Oyi with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

August Crop Reports Connecting to WASDE Outlooks

Did the revised production survey numbers incorporated into USDA's August crop production reports have an impact on the latest global ag supply and demand estimates as well? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Acting World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski

What Problems Have Been Left Behind by Midwestern Flooding?

Flooding in the Midwest may be largely gone for now, but what problems have been left behind? Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

A Look at Ag Land Values and Cash Rents

What is the average value of agricultural lands across the country, and how much are producers paying in cash rents for ag land? Those questions are answered in USDA's latest study of those economic categories. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston

Snapshot of Farm Computer Usage and Internet Access

What are some of the findings of the Agriculture Department's latest study of how farm computer usage and internet access trends? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jody McDaniel of the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Filling the Hemp Germplasm Chasm

Researchers are starting work on a project that will be key to the survival and growth of our infant hemp industry. Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kentucky farmer, Brian Furnish. Larry Smart with Cornell University.