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Battle of Farmers Vs. Climate Change Enters a New Phase

00:05:00.329 2022-12-20   
The nation's farms and forests are becoming two of the major battlegrounds in the fight against climate change. It's a fight that's entering a new phase. Gary Crawford has the latest on this edition of Agriculture USA.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Troy Heinert, Director of the Inter-Tribal Buffalo Council. Former President John F. Kennedy.

Building Partnerships in U.S.-African Ag Opportunities

00:02:54.184 2022-12-20   
Public-private partnerships are important for future supply chain strengthening and ag production growth in Africa, according to the Agriculture Secretary and others on a panel at the recent U.S.-African Nations Summit. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi. Prime Minister Patrick Achi of Cote D Ivoire. Agnus Kalibata of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Jason Brantley of Deere and Company.

Some Pretty Good Holiday News about Food Prices

00:03:00.297 2022-12-20   
Holiday food shoppers are getting a little bit of good news about food prices. Food price inflation is slowing. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer.

Diverse Investments in Rural Economic Development

00:02:44.205 2022-12-20   
Recent announcements by USDA's Rural Development mission area highlight the wide range of funding programs available to assist in rural economic development. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rural Business Cooperative Service Administrator Karama Neal

Some Very Last Minute Gifts for Gardeners

00:02:58.468 2022-12-20   
Looking for some last-minute gift ideas for the lawn and garden enthusiasts on your list? If so, this report from Gary Crawford may help.



PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert.

Santa is an International Celebrity with a Complex Past

00:02:59.461 2022-12-20   
U.S. founding father, Alexander Hamilton, is a big musical star, but he hasn't eclipsed Santa in popularity. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA history expert, Anne Effland. "Hamilton" Santa music by Eclipse 6.

Strengthening U.S. - Africa Ag Relations and Market Opportunities

00:02:24.431 2022-12-20   
The recent U.S. Africa Leaders Summit provided opportunities to announce and explore ways to improve trade relationships and benefits to agriculture to both parties. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Joe Biden. Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Agriculture's Growing Role in Combatting Climate Change

00:02:30.334 2022-12-20   
The nation's farms and forests are two of the major battlegrounds in the fight against climate change. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Troy Heinert, Director of the Inter-Tribal Buffalo Council. Former President John F. Kennedy.

Extending Application Deadline for 2023 Dairy Safety Net Programs

00:02:27.487 2022-12-20   
USDA recently announced that dairy producers will have more time to enroll for either Dairy Margin Coverage or Supplemental DMC for next year. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Ag Impacts from Active Weather System

00:02:27.408 2022-12-20   
A wide range of weather stemmed from an active weather system in mid-December, but what were some of the potential impacts for agriculture? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Farmers Saving Energy and Cash all over the Country

00:02:30.021 2022-12-20   
Rural and agricultural energy saving efforts are getting a major boost in funding. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
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