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White House's Top Environmental Official Highlights Conservation

00:00:59.585   2021-05-07   
The White House's top environmental official highlights the administration's goals of conserving lands and waters, with the America the Beautiful initiative. (Stephanie Ho and Brenda Mallory, Council on Environmental Quality Chair)

Interagency Group Will Compile an Atlas Focusing on Nationwide Conservation

00:00:58.697   2021-05-07   
The federal government will work to compile an atlas focusing on conservation efforts around the country. (Stephanie Ho and Brenda Mallory, Council on Environmental Quality Chair)

What's the Vision for the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas?

00:00:59.506   2021-05-07   
The America the Beautiful initiative calls for an atlas to compile information on how much land and water in the country is currently being conserved. (Stephanie Ho and Brenda Mallory, Council on Environmental Quality Chair)

Coming Soon--1st USDA Supply/Demand Forecasts for Crops now Being Planted

00:00:57.678   2021-05-07   
USDA is about to release its first forecasts for the production, supply and demand for the crops now being planted. (Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Chairman Mark Jekanowski) ***broadcasters--USDA releases its next Supply/Demand report this Wednesday, May 12th, Noon EDT.

Actuality: What USDA Will Use to Form its Forecast of New Crop Production

00:00:47.072   2021-05-07   
Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, explaining what his group will use as a basis for its upcoming production forecast for crops now being planted.

Actuality: USDA Will Issue Forecasts for Both New and Old Crop Years

00:00:52.297   2021-05-07   
Mark Jekanowski, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, saying that while a lot of attention will be paid to this Wednesday's first USDA supply and demand forecasts for the new crop year, his group also will still be adjusting and publishing forecasts for this current marketing year. ***broadcasters--USDA releases its next Supply/Demand report this Wednesday, May 12th, Noon EDT.

Corn Prices Stay "Amazingly Strong"

00:00:52.715   2021-05-07   
The corn market keeps on getting stronger. Market indicators point to continued strength. (Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Chairman Mark Jekanowski)

Crop Insurance as Reliable Risk Management

00:01:00.107   2021-05-07   
Even with the unpredictability faced by ag producers over the last several months, crop insurance remained a steady and reliable part of their risk management portfolio. (Rod Bain and Tom Zacharias of National Crop Insurance Services)

Examples of USDA Efforts in Controlled Environment Agriculture

00:00:59.977   2021-05-07   
Various USDA mission areas are involved in continued development and advancement of controlled environment ag systems and technologies. (Rod Bain and USDA Chief Scientist Chavanda Jacobs-Young)

New Normals Noted for Tropical Storm and Hurricane Benchmarks

00:00:59.951   2021-05-07   
The official definition of a so-called "normal" tropical storm and hurricane season has been changed to reflect recent years of increased storms. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

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