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Rural Partners Network Update

00:01:00:31   2024-02-21   
What are among the latest developments within a federal collaboration providing support and tools for economic development in rural underserved areas? (Rod Bain and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Neera Tanden)

Another ReConnect Application Round Underway

00:01:00:00   2024-02-21   
The Agriculture Secretary says eligible applicants now have until May 21 to submit funding requests for the latest round of the ReConnect rural high speed internet program. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Planted Acreage Projections for 2024 Crops

00:00:59:45   2024-02-21   
USDA recently provided its first look at how much wheat, corn, and soybeans could be planted this coming season. (Rod Bain and economist Jake Vuilleman)

Actuality: Factors Behind Acreage Planting Projections

00:00:43:96   2024-02-21   
USDA economist Jake Vuilleman discusses some of reasons behind the first forecasts for total planted acreage of wheat, corn, and soybeans.

More Money for Efforts to Reduce Wildfire Risks

00:00:56.711   2024-02-20   
USDA is investing more money into reducing wildfire risks. (Gary Crawford, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot)

Spending to Reduce Wildfires Will Bring Big Return on Investment

00:00:56.267   2024-02-20   
The Agriculture Secretary says spending now on reducing wildfire risks will pay off in future years. (Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Hundreds of Communities Will be Safer Due to Wildfire Program

00:00:19.435   2024-02-20   
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA Wildfire Stategy will make hundreds of communities safer from wildfires.

Warmer Temperatures Bring Spring Early

00:00:59.167   2024-02-20   
Several parts of the Southern U.S. are experiencing high temperatures this week that more reflect early Spring than late Winter. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Potential Record Setting Temperatures?

00:00:57.600   2024-02-20   
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses above normal temperatures in parts of the South for the remainder of the month, and what it might mean regarding a record February for high temperatures nationwide.

Snow Drought Update from Up North

00:01:00.421   2024-02-20   
A long stretch of the Northern tier of the nation reports an appreciable lack of snow accumulation so far this winter, yet what might this mean from an ag perspective? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

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