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Warning Signs of Drought Expansion

00:01:00.055   2019-08-09   
Drought is at low levels right now, but there may be signs of an expanding drought situation during August. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Summary of National Weather Service Drought Forecast for August.

00:00:46.341   2019-08-09   
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with the official National Weather Service drought forecast for August. It is forecasting drought expansion.

MFP Payments and 2019 Income Tax Considerations

00:00:59.559   2019-08-09   
Producers receiving Market Facilitation Program payments this year, regardless if from round one or two, will need to report that as part of their 2019 income taxes. (Rod Bain and Barry Ward of Ohio State University)

Cost Share Payments and Tax Implications

00:00:59.977   2019-08-09   
Producers receiving conservation program cost-share payments for planting cover crops will have to file such as taxable income for this year. (Rod Bain and Barry Ward of Ohio State University Extension)

Supporting Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements

00:01:00.186   2019-08-09   
USDA’s latest round of electric loan program awards provides funding for projects in ten states, including improvements in infrastructure in Iowa. (Rod Bain and Iowa Rural Development State Director Grant Menke)

Kansas Connection to Recent Rural Electric Loan Projects

00:01:00.368   2019-08-09   
Kansas is among ten states recently awarded USDA Rural Development funding for electric system improvement projects - two projects in the Sunflower State. (Rod Bain and Kansas Rural Development State Director Lynne Hinrichsen)

Forecasters Raise Odds for an above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

00:00:59.036   2019-08-09   
This Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than forecasters thought back in May. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Gerry Bell)

Smokey Bear Turns 75

00:01:00.029   2019-08-09   
Smokey Bear turns 75. (Stephanie Ho. US Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen. Deputy Ag Secretary Steve Censky.)

Smokey Bear Came into Existence During World War Two

00:00:59.951   2019-08-09   
Where did Smokey Bear come from and why was he needed? (Stephanie Ho and Vicki Christiansen, Forest Service Chief)

Smokey Bear Still Has Work to Do

00:01:00.029   2019-08-09   
Smokey Bear may be 75 years old, but he still has work to do. (Stephanie Ho. Deputy Ag Secretary Steve Censky. US Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen. Penny Atkinson, 10-year-old student from Utah)