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A Goal at the World Cup – Showcasing U.S. Food and Farm Products

00:04:59:90 2022-12-06   
USDA and its Foreign Agricultural Service is promoting some of our nation’s food and agriculture products as part of the USA Pavilion at the World Cup – soccer’s premiere event – being held in Qatar. Rod Bain explains how our nation hopes to score some opportunities for its ag producers and exporters in this edition of “Agriculture USA”.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and U.S. Agricultural Attaché Lucas Blaustein

U.S.A. Food and Ag Scoring at the World Cup

00:02;59;40 2022-12-06   
Our nation's food and agricultural goods are being showcased during the six-week run of soccer's World Cup championship in Qatar. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lucas Blaustein of the Foreign Agricultural Service

Are You Running in the Holiday Food Marathon?

00:02:52:02 2022-12-06   
Most marathon runners lose weight in the process, but the holiday food marathon can do the opposite. Gary Crawford has the story.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford...and his stomach. Sharolyn Jackson, Kansas State University Extension.

Experts Have Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

00:03:00:06 2022-12-06   
Do the holidays have you tired and stressed out? An expert says a five-minute daily routine can help you cope. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Bradley Dirks and Elizabeth Kiss, both with Kansas State University Extension.

Some Gift Ideas for the Gardener on Your List

00:02:54:65 2022-12-06   
Need some cool gift ideas for the gardening guru on your list? There are a few in this report from Gary Crawford.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension garden expert, Dennis Patton. Also those pesky singing dogs and, comedian, Jeff Foxworthy.

Some Good Toy Suggestions for Young Children

00:03:00:06 2022-12-06   
Santa has a big bag of toys, but which ones are the best for young children? An expert gives his answer in this report from Gary Crawford.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Expert Bradford Wiles.

2022 Will Set Farm Income Records, but What about 2023?

00:02:30:15 2022-12-06   
2022 will set farm income records, but can farmers top that performance in 2023? Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service. Seth Meyer, USDA Chief Economist. Classic entertainer, Eddie Cantor.

Lower Prospects for U.S. Agricultural Exports

00:02:28:38 2022-12-06   
USDA trade analysts say 2023 U.S. agricultural exports could fall more than 6 billion dollars below 2022. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer.

Conducting Ag Trade Business in Spain

00:02:15:19 2022-12-06   
USDA's latest agricultural trade mission made connections for our nation's farm and food goods from buyers from Spain and Portugal. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foreign Agricultural Service Associate Administrator Clay Hamilton

A Late Fall Weather System and Its Possible Ag Benefits

00:02:15:05 2022-12-06   
The nation’s mid-section experienced an end of November storm system coming on the heels of a quiet fall weather-wise – a system which may have improved conditions on two fronts. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Changes in November in the U.S. Drought Monitor

00:02:27:72 2022-12-06   
The last month of meteorological autumn reflected changes over time in the U.S. Drought Monitor, but were these changes beneficial, particularly for crops and commodities? Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey
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