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USDA Begins 2023 with Major Announcements

00:04:59.990 2023-01-17   
The Agriculture Secretary started the new year by introducing new and improved before an audience of American Farm Bureau Federation members – part of the Department’s efforts to improve farm economic opportunities. Rod Bain looks at these various announcements in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Worst of the Food Price Hikes May Be Behind Us

00:03:00.271 2023-01-17   
AFter a year of severe food price inflation, the most severe of the recent food price hikes may be behind us. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan. Former USDA economist, Howard Hjort.

Time To Tackle Tornado Totals Data from 2022

00:02:33.573 2023-01-17   
What did the past year look like in the way of tornado numbers and activity compared to previous years? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

True Lies about Tornadoes

00:03:00.375 2023-01-17   
Knowing what's true and what's false about tornadoes could save your life. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

Atmospheric Rivers Flowing Like a Song Through California

00:02:57.031 2023-01-17   
A song that has repeated in the Golden State since Christmas time - a weather phenomenon that has resulted in mixed impacts. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

We're Buying More Imported Foods, Despite Much Higher Prices

00:03:00.035 2023-01-17   
We food shoppers are trying and buying more imported food and drink items, despite higher prices for them. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Bart Kenner.

Continuing Investments in Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion

00:02:15.392 2023-01-17   
USDA recently announced the latest in a series of investments designed to expand capacity of meat and poultry processing in our nation. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Surprising Numbers for Winter Wheat Seedings

00:02:28.584 2023-01-17   
It appears that growers have planted considerably more winter wheat than previously reported. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski.

A Preview of Some Fertilizer Production Expansion Projects

00:02:27.095 2023-01-17   
Public comment is now being taken on the environmental aspects of some of the proposals under consideration for USDA’s Fertilizer Production Expansion Projects. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

More Encouraging Agricultural Export Numbers

00:02:27.565 2023-01-17   
The latest USDA trade numbers show continued strength in U.S. agricultural product exports. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Bart Kenner.

USDA Wants More Farmers To Be Counted in the Census of Agriculture

00:02:30.256 2023-01-17   
USDA is going the extra mile to have as many farmers as possible be part of the Census of Agriculture. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Assorted Stooges. Barbara Rater, Director of the USDA's Census of Agriculture.
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