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Examples of Innovation in Agriculture - Part One

00:04:59.938 2021-06-29   
The future of agriculture, no matter the period in time, involves innovations that make production more efficient, bountiful and sustainable. That is the case even today as advances in technologies, practices and strategies are positively impacting ag now and into the future. Rod Bain looks at some examples of innovation in agriculture as part of an ongoing series in “Agriculture USA”.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Joe Steinkamp of the American Soybean Association. Tim Trotter of EDGE Dairy Cooperative. John Fode of the Corn Refiners Association. Ag tech consultant Chad Colby. Dave Mulligan of the National Wheat Growers Association. Mike Newland of the Propane Education and Research Council. Jim Bair of the U.S. Apple Association.

Grilling Veggies for Summer Cookout Variety

00:02:42.899 2021-06-29   
Why not try some veggies on the outdoor grill along with the hot dogs and hamburgers? Gary Crawford has an expert to tell us how to do it.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University extension food specialist.
***Broadcasters--Use this story before July 4th.***

Western U.S. Sliding into Mega-Drought

00:02:59.983 2021-06-29   
Drought in the western part of the country is not a new story, but the area is sliding into what meteorologists call "mega drought." Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

Counting Cherries from This Year's Crop

00:02:30.517 2021-06-29   
Consumers will find more sweet cherries in stores this summer, but how many tart cherries for pies and canned goods? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Are Plant-Based Beef Alternatives Cutting into our Beef Consumption?

00:03:00.114 2021-06-29   
Shoppers are finding more plant-based meat alternatives in supermarkets, but are those products causing us to eat less beef? Gary Crawford reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University economist, Glynn Tonsor. Classic comedian, W.C. Fields.

A Decade of Serving MyPlate

00:02:55.177 2021-06-29   
USDA's symbol for nutrition guidance is celebrating its tenth anniversary and its message will continues to expand into its next decade. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Stacy Dean.

Drought Affecting Agriculture in West and Northeast

00:02:29.655 2021-06-29   
Drought is an issue on both sides of the continent. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

Report Shows Hog Producers May Be Throttling Back on Production

00:02:22.602 2021-06-29   
Pork demand and hog prices are both strong. Why, then, are producers indicating a throttling back on production? Gary Crawford has more.

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

Partnership in Addressing Challenges to Bison Meat Export

00:02:27.722 2021-06-29   
USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service and the bison industry are working together to address challenges to exporting bison meat. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Dave Carter of the National Bison Association.

USDA Report Has Clues to Future Beef Cattle Direction

00:02:28.976 2021-06-29   
Is the U.S. beef cattle herd headed for a contraction, or is expansion the likely scenario? Gary Crawford has this report.

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

Latest Look to Streamline Ag Biotech Regulatory Process

00:02:28.610 2021-06-29   
The Agriculture Secretary explains the need to streamline our nation's regulatory process regarding ag biotechnology approvals. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack
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