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Mystifying Myths about Covid-19 Vaccinations

00:05:00.303 2021-10-12   
Medical experts are trying to dispel the many myths and misconceptions that have sprung up about the Covid vaccinations. Gary Crawford looks at a few of these on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Dr. Fred Gerr, Professor Emeritus of the University of Iowa.

More Support to Build Up Urban Agriculture

00:02:35.872 2021-10-12   
USDA recently announced funding awards and agreements associated with projects designed to create and build upon urban ag efforts across the country. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Terry Cosby

Frozen Food Foul-up's and Foibles

00:03:00.297 2021-10-12   
Food safey experts are urging consumers to carefully follow the cooking instructions on packages of frozen foods. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Meredith Carothers with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.
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Celebrating National 4-H and Its Continued Growth

00:02:40.052 2021-10-12   
The National 4-H organization, well over a century old, continues to broaden its extension in both locales and educational opportunities for youth across the country. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Brent Elrod of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Cooking Up Some Ways to Make Cooking a Little Easier

00:02:59.513 2021-10-12   
Some say that pre-pandemic, cooking was becoming a lost art. But many of us had to learn to cook in a hurry. Gary Crawford cooks up this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lisa Martin with Kansas State University Extension. Brett Sciotto, CEO of Aimpoint. Plus, Curly Howard.

Safe and Healthy Trick-or-Treating

00:03:00.114 2021-10-12   
This year we may see more kids trick-or-treating than last year. Here are some tips to make it safe and healthy for everyone. Gary Crawford reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Karen Blakeslee with Kansas State University Extension.

Ag Within Realignment of U.S. Trade Policy with China

00:02:28.401 2021-10-12   
How might agriculture be included in the recently announced realignment of our nation's trade approach and strategy with China? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Vilsack on State of the Livestock Industry

00:02:27.826 2021-10-12   
The Agriculture Secretary recently expressed to lawmakers his views on the state of the livestock industry and explained USDA efforts to address challenges. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Partnership to Present FSA Programs to Historically Underserved Producers

00:02:29.603 2021-10-12   
The Farm Service Agency is joining with third party entities to provide outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved producers. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Loan Product Updates from Farm Service Agency

00:02:29.002 2021-10-12   
The Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency says producers needing financing should know about updates regarding some of FSA's guaranteed and direct loan programs. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Drought Patterns and Commodities Covered by Drought

00:02:09.227 2021-10-12   
The latest look at the percentage of drought coverage over U.S. commodities continues to reflect long range weather patterns. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey
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