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Rising Food Prices Have Us Changing Our Shopping Patterns

00:05:00.312 2023-03-21   
How are food shoppers changing their shopping patterns in reaction to rising prices? Gary Crawford gets the answer from an expert on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Andy Harig with the Food Industry Association. USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan.

Supporting Urban Compost and Food Waste Reduction Efforts

00:02:42.351 2023-03-21   
Project applications are now being accepted for the latest round of funding within USDA’s Compost and Food Waste Reduction program. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Brian Guse of the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

Sierra-Nevada Snowpack and Water Equivalency

00:02:34.853 2023-03-21   
The main source of water for California reservoirs is approaching near-record to record snowpack, but what does this mean regarding water equivalency and runoff? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Prescribed Burning as Wintertime Wildfire Treatment?

00:02:32.894 2023-03-21   
It may surprise some that the U.S Forest Service utilizes prescribed fires as a wildfire prevention and control method during the winter months. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Stephen Fillmore and Jerry Perez of the U.S. Forest Service

Did the Crazy Winter/Spring Weather Damage Your Trees?

00:03:00.114 2023-03-21   
Those late winter and early spring storms may have damaged trees in your yard. Here's how to evaluate damage and fix it. Gary Crawford has more.

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

Time to Give that Lawn Some Springtime Attention

00:02:48.515 2023-03-21   
It's time to do some needed spring yard work. Gary Crawford springs into action with this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension yard and garden expert, Dennis Patton.

Preparing for New Rice Production Program

00:02:05.779 2023-03-21   
Rice growers impacted by natural weather events last year can soon apply for a one-time assistance program to be offered by USDA. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

USDA Investing in Bringing Risk Management Training to More Farmers

00:02:25.344 2023-03-21   
The USDA is looking to invest money in new farm risk management education projects. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marcia Bunger, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency. Also, classic comedian, Groucho Marx

Lower Beef Cattle Numbers. How Low Can They Go?

00:02:20.617 2023-03-21   
Latest reports show lower beef cattle numbers, but how low can they go? Gary Crawford has this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski

New Numbers on Farms and Land on Farms

00:02:14.713 2023-03-21   
USDA recently released its latest report looking at the number, size, and value of farms in our nation. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tony Dorn of the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Beginning, Social Disadvantaged Farmers and Farmland Access

00:02:16.829 2023-03-21   
A recent USDA study looks at both challenges and opportunities regarding the access of farmland for beginning and socially disadvantaged producers. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Scott Callahan of the Economic Research Service
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