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Mystifying Myths about Covid-19 Vaccinations

Medical experts are trying to dispel the many myths and misconceptions that have sprung up about the Covid vaccinations. Gary Crawford looks at a few of these on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Dr. Fred Gerr, Professor Emeritus of the University of Iowa.

More Support to Build Up Urban Agriculture

USDA recently announced funding awards and agreements associated with projects designed to create and build upon urban ag efforts across the country. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Terry Cosby

Frozen Food Foul-up's and Foibles

Food safey experts are urging consumers to carefully follow the cooking instructions on packages of frozen foods. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Meredith Carothers with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.
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Celebrating National 4-H and Its Continued Growth

The National 4-H organization, well over a century old, continues to broaden its extension in both locales and educational opportunities for youth across the country. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Brent Elrod of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Cooking Up Some Ways to Make Cooking a Little Easier

Some say that pre-pandemic, cooking was becoming a lost art. But many of us had to learn to cook in a hurry. Gary Crawford cooks up this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lisa Martin with Kansas State University Extension. Brett Sciotto, CEO of Aimpoint. Plus, Curly Howard.

Safe and Healthy Trick-or-Treating

This year we may see more kids trick-or-treating than last year. Here are some tips to make it safe and healthy for everyone. Gary Crawford reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Karen Blakeslee with Kansas State University Extension.

Ag Within Realignment of U.S. Trade Policy with China

How might agriculture be included in the recently announced realignment of our nation's trade approach and strategy with China? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Vilsack on State of the Livestock Industry

The Agriculture Secretary recently expressed to lawmakers his views on the state of the livestock industry and explained USDA efforts to address challenges. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Partnership to Present FSA Programs to Historically Underserved Producers

The Farm Service Agency is joining with third party entities to provide outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved producers. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Loan Product Updates from Farm Service Agency

The Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency says producers needing financing should know about updates regarding some of FSA's guaranteed and direct loan programs. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Drought Patterns and Commodities Covered by Drought

The latest look at the percentage of drought coverage over U.S. commodities continues to reflect long range weather patterns. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey