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Analyzing Economic Impacts of Biobased Product Industry

00:01:00.342   2021-08-05   
A USDA study looks at how the biobased products industry has grown as an economic and jobs contributor. (Rod Bain and Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Justin Maxson)

Actuality: Explaining Certified Biobased Product Label

00:00:55.484   2021-08-05   
Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Justin Maxson explains the intent of a USDA voluntary label for biobased products now in its tenth year of existence.

Two New USDA Market News Reports Will Boost Cattle Price Transparency

00:00:54.491   2021-08-05   
USDA will soon begin two new market news reports that are designed to boost price transparency in cattle markets. (Gary Crawford. Justin Tupper, South Dakota cattle producer. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

A Slight Decline in Total U.S. Drought Coverage

00:01:00.212   2021-08-05   
Despite drought intensification in parts of the country, the nation in total was covered in less drought than the previous month. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

The State of Exceptional Drought Out West

00:01:00.395   2021-08-05   
Some of the West continues to languish in the most severe form of drought. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Commodities Covered in Drought

00:00:49.319   2021-08-05   
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, looks at drought coverage of some of the nation's crops and livestock as of August 3rd.

Northern Crop Concerns as Coverage of Drought Expands

00:01:00.160   2021-08-05   
More crops and commodities in the northern stretches of the Plains, Rockies and Pacific Northwest are covered by drought compared to one month ago. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Areas of Worsening Drought Conditions

00:00:50.076   2021-08-05   
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, notes some of the areas in the contiguous forty-eight states experiencing worsening drought conditions over the past month.

A Big Drop in the Percentage of Our Incomes Spent on Food

00:01:00.107   2021-08-05   
How much of your 2020 income do you think went to buy food? The answer may surprise you. (Gary Crawford and Eliana Zeballos)

Building Research, Teaching and Extension Opportunities at HBCU's

00:01:00.290   2021-08-04   
USDA's National institute of Food and Agriculture offers a variety of grant programs to expand research, teaching and extension within Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Rod Bain and NIFA Administrator Carrie Castille)

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