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A New Year's Checkup on the Financial Health of the Farm Sector

00:05:00.277 2023-01-03   
How is the financial health of the farm sector as we start a new year? Gary Crawford takes the sector to the doctor for a complete checkup on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Dr. Seth Meyer.

Questions of Investing in Innovation in Rural Economies

00:02:41.044 2023-01-03   
Rural communities rely on entrepreneurs to buoy their local economies, but how can financing and financial support improve for these economic development opportunities? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jon Monson of Compeer Financial

Food Safety for Food Security Partnership

00:02:40.653 2023-01-03   
USDA is leading global efforts to improve food safety rules in low-and-middle income countries to improve their food security levels. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Brooke Jamison of the Foreign Agricultural Service

Those Holiday Gift Bills are Arriving. What Now?

00:02:59.905 2023-01-03   
Did you go into debt to buy those holiday gifts? Are the bills flooding in? Are you broke? What can you do? Gary Crawford has answers in this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Amanda Woods, Ohio State University Extension Financial Health Specialist.

Big Cities Electing Farm Service Urban County Committee Members

00:02:37.727 2023-01-03   
Big Cities are electing members of USDA Farm Service Agency urban county committees. Rod Bain has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Example of Climate Smart Project Benefitting Underserved Populations

00:02:45.955 2023-01-03   
A Central Plains Indian Nation is marrying indigenous land and farm practices with science to develop climate smart practices and commodities.. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA Office of Tribal Relations Director Heather Dawn Thompson. Chair of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Tim Rhodd.

A New Year's Checkup on the Financial Health of the Farm Sector

00:02:30.282 2023-01-03   
How good is the financial health of the farm sector as we start a new year? Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

How the Arctic Blast Might Have Impacted Crops and Livestock

00:02:30.334 2023-01-03   
It may be a while before all the crop damage from the Christmas time arctic blast is known, but some impacts are already obvious. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

What's Ahead for the Farm Economy in 2023?

00:02:26.834 2023-01-03   
Will the new year be another record high income year for U.S. agriculture? Gary Crawford has the opinion of one expert.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

A First Projection for this Spring's 2023's Plantings of Major Crops

00:02:30.282 2023-01-03   
2023 is only a few days old, but experts are already trying to predict this Spring's plantings of major crops. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

Innovations in Western Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

00:02:59.069 2023-01-03   
What are some of the new ways that Western states and wildfire management entities are using to reduce wildfire activity? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jerry Perez of the U.S. Forest Service. New Mexico State Forester Laura McCarthy. Dan Porter of the Nature Conservancy. Washington State Forester George Geissler.
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