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Meet the Air Force of Agriculture

00:05:00.277 2022-07-26   
Some of the most skillful and professional pilots in the country are not employed by the military or the major airlines. They're employed by farmers. Gary Crawford gives us a look at the modern agricultural aviation industry on this aerial edition of Agriculture USA.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Jim Perrin, agricultural aviator from Bancroft, Wisconsin and President of the National Agricultural Aviation Association

Another Rise in the Food Price Forecast

00:03:00.114 2022-07-26   
USDA has raised its forecast for 2022 retail food prices. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan.

Temperatures of Note from Mid-July Heat Wave

00:02:55.152 2022-07-26   
Just how hot has it been in some areas of the country during the recent heat wave that has covered most of the nation? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Keeping Pets Cool in Current Heat Wave

00:02:59.352 2022-07-26   
As nationwide temperatures remain extremely hot, the need to keep pet cools increases in importance. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Kathy Campitelli of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Protecting Our Food Crops with Aircraft

00:03:00.244 2022-07-26   
Many of the best pilots are not with the military or the airlines. They are hired by farmers to protect their crops. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Jim Perrin, Wisconsin agricultural aviator. And the cast of the original Top Gun movie.

How to Scam the Scammers

00:03:00.297 2022-07-26   
Scammers are using phones emails and other means to get hold of our money. Gary Crawford has a report on how to scam the scammers.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Barbara Stockebrand, Kansas State University Extension educator. Classic comedian, W.C. Fields.

Highlights from USDA Ag Trade Mission to the Philippines

00:02:18.600 2022-07-26   
The Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator and head of a U.S. delegation talks about the recent ag trade mission to the Philippines. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley

New USDA Report Shows Continued Beef Cattle Herd Contraction

00:02:30.021 2022-07-26   
The nation's beef cattle producers are still in the midst of reducing the herd and cutting beef production. Gary Crawford has more.


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

Time to Nominate FSA County Committee Members

00:02:28.062 2022-07-26   
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The nomination deadline is coming up for potential candidates for this year's Farm Service Agency County Committee elections. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Crops Across Europe Taking a Hit from Searing Heat Wave

00:02:25.841 2022-07-26   
Crops across Europe are being hit hard by a relentless and severe heat wave and there's little relief in sight. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Eric Luebehusen, USDA meteorologist.

The Agricultural "Air Force" is Celebrating 100 Years of Crop Protection

00:02:30.021 2022-07-26   
Many of the top U.S. pilots are not employed by the military or the major airlines. They're employed by farmers. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Jim Perrin, agricultural aviator from Bancroft, Wisconsin and President of the National Agricultural Aviation Association
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