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The Latest Forecast for Food Price Inflation

00:05:00.251 2023-01-31   
How will retail food prices behave in 2023? Will we see lower prices or continued price hikes? Gary Crawford has the latest forecast from the USDA on this edition of Agriculture USA.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan. Classic entertainers, George Burns and Gracie Allen.

A Look at a New USDA Forecast for Retail Food Prices

00:02:59.461 2023-01-31   
Are consumers in for another year of large increases in food prices? Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan.

Some Advice for Growing Your Own Garden Transplants from Seeds

00:03:00.271 2023-01-31   
If you want to try growing your own garden transplants from seed this winter, Gary Crawford has some tips from an expert.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ward Upham, Kansas State University Extension horticultural expert.

Some Expert Advice on Choosing a Tax Preparer

00:03:00.062 2023-01-31   
Are you looking for someone to prepare your tax returns? Gary Crawford talks with an expert who has some advice for choosing a preparer.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension tax expert, Susie Latta. Also, classic comedy team, Abbott and Costello

Should You Put Your Pet on a Weight Loss Program?

00:02:42.586 2023-01-31   
If you made New Year's resolutions to lose weight, one expert says maybe you should have included your pets in that resolution. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Susan Nelson, Kansas State University veterinarian.

Bees and Your Lawn

00:03:00.062 2023-01-31   
Some view turfgrass and lawns as food deserts for wild bees, but our lawns may be more bee-friendly than we think. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Karen Harris-Shultz, USDA research geneticist in Tifton, Georgia. Kyle Grubbs with USDA's bee lab in Beltsville, Maryland.

Dairy Operators Could Likely Face a Squeeze on Margins this Year

00:02:27.147 2023-01-31   
Dairy producers this year could be seeing a squeeze on margins as milk prices decline. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski)

Reading into Some "State Stories"

00:02:27.957 2023-01-31   
Conditions for winter crops, pasture and rangeland, and topsoil moisture, are among the state reports provided by USDA in a winter-time monthly report. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Addressing High Labor Costs in Produce Industry

00:02:29.603 2023-01-31   
As labor costs for fruit and vegetable growers continues to increase, what are some the strategies available for improved management and increased production? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Skyler Simnitt of the Economic Research Service

Examples of Autonomous Ag Innovations

00:02:27.983 2023-01-31   
As aspects of the farm sector develop more autonomous technologies and tools, more of these developments are being tested and piloted on the ground level. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Ryan Jardon of John Deere. Travis Hunt of Ford.

USDA Announces Funding for Crop Plant Protection Efforts

00:02:29.394 2023-01-31   
USDA is expanding the scope of its efforts to protect U.S. agriculture from invasive plant pests and diseases. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Jennifer Moffitt, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.
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