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Interpreting the New USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report

00:01:00.107   2020-03-27   
The new USDA Hogs and Pigs report does give some clues as to where the pork industry is going next. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam,)

Pigs per Litter Numbers Keep Setting Records

00:00:57.234   2020-03-27   
Record high average pigs saved per litter numbers may help offset hog producers' plans to reduce farrowings. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam)

First New General Conservation Reserve Program Acres Since 2016

00:00:59.977   2020-03-27   
USDA has selected the first new general Conservation Reserve Program signup acres since 2016. (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

The Conservation Reserve Program's Acreage Cap is Increasing

00:00:57.077   2020-03-27   
The Conservation Reserve Program's acreage cap is increasing. (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Many Different "Conservation Reserve Program" Programs

00:00:57.182   2020-03-27   
USDA has many different types of programs aimed at promoting conservation among producers. (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Comments Requested on Conservation Practice Revisions

00:01:00.133   2020-03-27   
The 2018 Farm Bill is giving landowners opportunity to comment on standards for dozens of nationally recognized conservation practices. (Rod Bain and Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Matthew Lohr)

USDA Adds More Flexibilities for Farmers in Crop Insurance Dealings

00:00:56.111   2020-03-27   
USDA is adding more flexibilities for farmers in their dealings with crop insurance providers. (Gary Crawford and Under Sec'y Bill Northey)

History Shows Actual Plantings Can Vary a Lot from Planting Intentions Report

00:01:00.107   2020-03-27   
Last year proves that actual plantings this year could end up being vastly different from what farmers have reported as their planting intentions in USDA's upcoming Prospective Plantings report. (Gary Crawford and Lance Honig) ***USDA's Prospective Plantings Report will be released this Tuesday, March 31st, at noon EST***

A Milestone in the Making - Rural Infrastructure Build-Out

00:00:59.271   2020-03-27   
A speaker at the 2020 USDA Ag Outlook Forum notes the efforts of USDA and others to build high speed eConnectivity into rural America are part of historical infrastructure cycles in our nation. (Rod Bain and consultant Bob Knight)

Shopping from your Food Pantry

00:01:00.395   2020-03-27   
Saving time and money at the supermarket or grocery store could be as simple as seeing what is in your food pantry, fridge or freezer. (Rod Bain and Julie-Garden Robinson of North Dakota State University Extension)

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