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Our Pets May Be Too Fat for Their Own Good

00:05:00.068 2023-01-24   
If you are still trying to keep your New Year's resolutions to lose weight, one expert says maybe you should include your pets in those resolutions. On this edition of "Agriculture USA" Gary Crawford reports on what some say is an epidemic of pet obesity and what we pet owners can do about it.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Susan Nelson, Kansas State University veterinarian. Also, Victor Buono, actor and comedian.

Still Feel Fat after the Holidays? Your Pet May Be Feeling Fat, too.

00:02:41.541 2023-01-24   
Ducks are supposed to waddle, but not your pet cat or dog. Gary Crawford reports on what some see as an epidemic of overweight pets.



PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Susan Nelson, Kansas State University veterinarian. Also, Victor Buono, actor and comedian.

New Organic Rules Will Protect Consumers/Producers of Organic Foods

00:02:57.214 2023-01-24   
New rules for the organic industry will help ensure that buyers of organic foods get what they pay for. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Under Secretary Jennifer Moffitt. U.S. Representative from Maine Chellie Pingree, Jenny Tucker with USDA's National Organic Program.

USDA Acts to Protect More Communities from Wildfires

00:02:55.830 2023-01-24   
The Department of Agriculture is acting to protect more communities from wildfires. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Some Ways to Beat the Mid-Winter Gardening Blues

00:03:00.062 2023-01-24   
Do you have the bleak mid-winter gardening blues? An expert has some remedies. Gary Crawford has this seedy report.


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

Defining Sustainability in the Beef Value Chain

00:02:30.021 2023-01-24   
Trying to define what sustainability is within the beef value chain has been a long, and ongoing, process, unique for each aspect of the chain. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Debbie Lyons-Blythe of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

A Gateway to Ag Trade in Europe - the Netherlands

00:02:11.500 2023-01-24   
One of USDA's upcoming agricultural trade missions will focus on a European nation that could be a gateway to expanded export opportunities in the region. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ryan Brewster of the Foreign Agricultural Service

USDA Lowers Corn/Soybean Crop Forecast for Argentina

00:02:26.938 2023-01-24   
Drought is beginning to eat away at corn and soybean crop prospects in Argentina. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Meteorologist Mark Brusberg.

Programs to Improve Grower Disaster Assistance and Risk Protection

00:02:15.340 2023-01-24   
The Agriculture Secretary recently announced new programs, and modification of an existing one, designed to create greater disaster assistance, and to help expand risk protection to underserved producers. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Report Shows Egg Production Still Running Below a Year Ago

00:02:30.465 2023-01-24   
A USDA report shows egg production still running below a year ago, but producers are working to boost output. Gary Crawford has more.


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

No Signs of a Rebuild in the Beef Cattle Herd.

00:02:30.360 2023-01-24   
All signs point to continued contraction of the beef cattle herd. Gary Crawford has this report.


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