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Remembering Evan Slack
   2020-09-21 00:01:00.212
A pioneer of farm broadcasting in the Western U.S. passed away over the weekend. (Rod Bain and Evan Slack)

Atlantic Basin Active with Named Storms
   2020-09-21 00:00:59.977
Lively storm activity continues in the Atlantic tropical basin. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

First Time Since 2005 Storm Namers Use Greek Alphabet
   2020-09-21 00:00:59.977
This is the first time since 2005 that officials naming Atlantic storms have used up the English alphabet, and have switched to the Greek alphabet. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Ag Impacts From Tropical Storm Beta Expected to be Minor
   2020-09-21 00:00:28.342
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the agricultural impacts from Tropical Storm Beta are expected to be minor.

Global Hunger is Directly Linked to Extremism
   2020-09-21 00:00:59.977
The U.S. envoy to the United Nations food and agriculture organizations highlights the direct links between hunger and extremism. (Stephanie Ho and US Ambassador Kip Tom)

Commodity Classifications in CFAP II
   2020-09-21 00:00:59.872
Three categories of commodities are covered for direct payments under USDA's latest round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey)

A Call to Europe to Advance Ag Innovation
   2020-09-21 00:01:00.238
Senior USDA officials believe the European Union's farm sustainability policy can meet stated goals by moving forward with ag innovations and technologies. (Rod Bain. Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. Secretary Sonny Perdue.)

Perdue: Pandemic May Bring More Farmer/Consumer Understanding
   2020-09-21 00:00:58.697
Consumers and farmers may come away from this pandemic with more mutual understanding and respect for each other, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. (Gary Crawford and Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Good Weather Conditions for Corn and Soybeans
   2020-09-21 00:00:59.402
There were good weather conditions this week for most of the nation's corn and soybeans. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

A Look at Cotton in the Southeast
   2020-09-21 00:00:59.768
Here's the latest look at the Southeastern cotton crop, which has suffered from heavy rains. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Almost All of Nation's Corn is Dented
   2020-09-21 00:00:30.850
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says nearly all of the nation's corn is dented.

Actuality: Corn Harvesting Pace is Behind Five Year Average
   2020-09-21 00:00:44.538
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the pace of corn harvesting is behind the five year average.

Actuality: Detailed Look at Soybean Crop Development
   2020-09-21 00:01:09.146
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has a detailed look at soybean crop development.

Actuality: Cotton Condition Ratings Unchanged Despite Heavy Rain
   2020-09-21 00:00:49.031
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says cotton condition ratings remain unchanged despite heavy rain in the Southeast.

Actuality: Cotton Bolls Open in States Affected by Hurricane Sally
   2020-09-21 00:00:26.984
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, looks at the state of cotton bolls open in the states affected most by Hurricane Sally.

Actuality: Latest Look at Nation's Peanut Crop.
   2020-09-21 00:01:04.548
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at the nation's peanut crop.


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Features

Agriculture USA


Restoring Groundwater and Reducing Flood Damage at the Same Time
   2020-09-22 00:05:00.094
One California farmer's innovative idea for rebuilding rapidly depleting groundwater supplies is catching on with others. Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. California farmer, Don Cameron. Ashley Boren with Sustainable Conservation.

Consumer Time


Rice Farmers May Someday be Fish Farmers, as Well.
   2020-09-22 00:03:00.114
Fish and rice are foods that often are served together. Soon there may be another reason to connect rice with fish. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Paul Buttner with the California Rice Commission. Jacob Katz with California Trout. Plus the Three Stooges.

La Nina is Officially Here
   2020-09-22 00:02:59.983
La Nina is here, and what does that mean for the weather? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey

Best Time to Wage War on Weeds---Now, not Next Spring
   2020-09-22 00:02:59.800
Spring is when most of us fight the war against weeds in our yards, but that may not be the best time. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension lawn expert, Dennis Patton. ( No, not General Patton)

Fall Houseplant Care
   2020-09-22 00:02:59.905
Fall can be a tough transition time for your houseplants, but you can make it easier for those plants. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Wark Upham, horticultural extension expert with Kansas State University.

The Document Dilemma after a Divorce
   2020-09-22 00:02:45.276
What should someone just divorced, or undergoing on, consider in the way of obtaining or changing important documents? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Andrew Bingham of University of Idaho Extension

Agriculture Update


CFAP II and What it Entails
   2020-09-22 00:02:26.442
The recently announced second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program offers payments to producers in various commodity categories. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey

Freezing Temperatures May End Growing Season Early
   2020-09-22 00:02:30.021
With freezing temperatures coming earlier this year to some areas of the country, how cold does it have to be to end the growing season for row crops? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

Can California Rice Growers Create Habitat for Salmon?
   2020-09-22 00:02:30.099
Can California rice growers create habitat for salmon as they have done for birds. Researchers say it's possible. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Paul Buttner with the California Rice Commission. Jacob Katz with California Trout.

Building Groundwater and Averting Flood Damage at the Same Time
   2020-09-22 00:02:30.099
One California farmer's innovative idea for rebuilding rapidly depleting groundwater supplies is catching on with others. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and California farmer, Don Cameron

A Farm Safety Mantra - Every Farmer Counts
   2020-09-22 00:02:18.370
* - ATTN: STATIONS - please do not air this program after Saturday, September 26th - the conclusion of the 2020 National Farm Safety and Health Week - * This year's National Farm Safety and Health Week places the emphasis on the importance of ag producers and keeping them safe for the vital job they play in producing food, feed, and fiber. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Dan Neenan of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. Bill Field of Purdue University.)