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What Were Big Changes in Farm Sector Income?

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What were the biggest changes in farm sector income for 2018 and 2019? Stephanie Ho has the story in this edition of "Agriculture USA".

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. ERS Economist Carrie Litkowski. Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

A Decline in U.S. Household Food Insecurity

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USDA's annual look at household food security in our country shows the per cent of food insecure households is at its lowest levels since the 2007 recession. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Alisha Coleman-Jensen

Corn----It's Everywhere

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Farmers grow millions of acres of corn in this country, but a tiny percentage of that corn goes to consumers. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Maryland corn grower, Chip Bowling. Chantel Oyi with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Avoiding Vehicle-Farm Equipment Roadway Collisions - the Driver's Take

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What are some ways rural, even suburban, drivers can watch out for farm equipment on roadways and learn ways to avoid a potential accident? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension

Prunes--It's a Movement

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Prunes have long been a victim of giggles and scoffs, but they may be on the cusp of a comeback on the U.S. food scene. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Courtney Ferris with the California Prune Board.

Peppers---Turning up the Heat

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The U.S. appetite for hot peppers continues to heat up. Per capita consumption is double what it was 40 years ago. Gary Crawford has this hot report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lori Henry, Virginia hot pepper farmer.

Net Farm Income Picture for 2018 and 2019

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USDA has the latest picture of net farm income for 2018 and 2019. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

WHIP Plus Part of Ag Based Disaster Relief Package

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The first of various programs assisting eligible growers impacted by natural disasters is now available and open for enrollment. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

More Ways to Pay FSA

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If you need to pay the USDA's Farm Service Agency for something, there are some new paperless ways to do it. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Steve Peterson, Associate Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency.

Avoiding Farm Equipment-Vehicle Roadway Collisions from Farmers’ Perspective

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How can farmers prevent road collision accidents between their ag equipment and motor vehicles? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension

A Hot Crop in More Ways than One

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Demand for hot peppers and hot sauces is growing and some small-scale farmers are taking advantage of that demand. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lori Henry, a Virginia farmer with Henry's Hot Sauces.