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Ukrainian Perspective on Conflict Impact to Agriculture

00:05:00.120 2023-01-10   
An Ukrainian farmer and economist recently gave their viewpoints on how the conflict in their county is impacting their nation’s farmers and ranchers, and what this may mean as they prepare for this crop year. Rod Bain provides this look at ag inside Ukraine in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Kornelis “Kees” Huiginza. Antonina Broyaka of Kansas State University.

Some Drought Relief for Much of the Country?

00:02:57.920 2023-01-10   
Recent numbers in the U.S. Drought Monitor may not indicate it, but there has been shrinking drought coverage in several parts of the U.S. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Western Snowpack Season Mostly Off to Great Start

00:02:57.110 2023-01-10   
Most of the Western Mountain ranges are reporting snowpack levels for this time of year that could provide some drought relief to the region. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

A First-Hand Account of Ag in Ukraine

00:02:37.675 2023-01-10   
A Ukrainian farmer discusses the challenges agriculture faces in his war-torn nation, and some of his successes during conflict. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Kornelis “Kees” Huizinga

Did You Resolve to Exercise Regularly in 2023? How's that Going?

00:02:53.165 2023-01-10   
Why do many of us fail to keep our New Year's resolution to start exercising regularly? Gary Crawford has an expert with the answer.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Karen Ensle, Rutgers University extension nutrition and health expert.

(Back by Unpopular Demand) Wild Football---Wilder Weather

00:02:59.722 2023-01-10   
Most NFL playoff games are played in fairly decent weather or indoors, but there have been some wild weather games in the past. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. Also former Packers running back, Chuck Mercein. Former Miami Dolphins coach, Don Shula.

Farmers Urged to Respond to Census of Agriculture

00:02:26.964 2023-01-10   
USDA says farmer response is critical to putting together the current Census of Agriculture. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Hubert Hamer, Administrator of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Barbara Rater, Director of the Census of Agriculture.

Positions Open for Ag Trade Advisory Committees

00:02:28.035 2023-01-10   
The period is underway for those with ag and export expertise to apply to advisory committees to the Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Allison Thomas of USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service

Outlook for Ukraine Agriculture in 2023

00:02:19.520 2023-01-10   
A Ukraine born ag economist provides a look at potential agriculture production in her native country this year as the Russian invasion continues. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Atonina Broyaka of Kansas State University. Ukrainian ag producer Kornelis "Kees" Huizinga.

American Farms and Ranches at a Glance

00:02:28.297 2023-01-10   
What are some of the trends associated with our nation's farm and ranches per the latest edition of an annual USDA report? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and research economist Noah Miller

Some Potential Tax Scams Ag Producers Need to be Aware of

00:02:24.336 2023-01-10   
An ag law professor says farmers and ranchers need to be aware of possible schemes involving tax law that could separate them from their money and create legal trouble. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Roger McEowen of Washburn University
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