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New Efforts to Keep Financially Distressed Farmers on the Land

There's a major effort to help financially distressed farmers to stay on their land and continue to farm. Gary Crawford has details on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Oklahoma farmer, Scott Blubaugh. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh.

The Weather Outlook for This Winter

What does the current La Nina weather system mean for weather conditions this winter across the U.S.? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jon Gottschalck and Brad Pugh of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center

Amaze Your Friends with Potent Pumpkin Palaver

While you carve out that Halloween Pumpkin, you can also amaze your friends with your pumpkin knowledge. Gary Crawford explains how.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Greg Astill, economist with USDA's Economic Research Service.

Safe and Happy Halloween Trick-or-Treating

Parents can do things to make sure their little trick or treaters have a safe, happy and non-threatening time. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and University of Kentucky Extension Child Development Specialist David Weisenhorn.

Bringing Awareness about Bats and their Benefits

* - STATIONS: National Bat Week is October 24 - 31 - *

The annual Bat Week awareness and education campaign brings understanding of bats' beneficial contributions and need to protect colonies and their habitat. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Roger Perry of the U.S. Forest Service

The Origins of Some Hallowed Halloween Happenings

If you are carving Jack-O-Lanterns or involved in treat or treat, you are following a some long-time traditions. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA history expert, Anne Effland

USDA Announces New Help for Financially Distressed Farmers

Financially distressed farmers with USDA loans are getting help that may keep them on the land and farming. Gary Crawford has the latest.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Partnership in Pilot to Conserve and Protect Wyoming Big Game Habitat

An expansion of efforts between USDA and the state of Wyoming in voluntary conservation of private working lands and big game habitat was recently announced. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

ARC-PLC Sign Up Process for Crop Year 2023 Underway

What do producers need to know regarding election and enrollment in one of two primary USDA farm safety net programs for next year? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Deputy Administrator Scott Marlow

What to Know about 2023 DMC Sign-Up

Dairy producers have until December 9th to enroll in USDA Dairy Margin Coverage for next year, but what do they need to know about this program? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Deputy Administrator Scott Marlow

Beef Cattle Supplies Beginning to Shrink

If there was any doubt that the beef cattle inventory is contracting, the latest USDA numbers have erased that doubt.

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