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Rising Concerns about Rising Farm Input Costs and Falling Input Supplies
   2021-09-21 00:00:58.671
Some farmers are increasingly concerned about rapidly rising costs and smaller supplies for the inputs they need to produce a crop. (Gary Crawford and Scott Gerlt with the American Soybean Association)

Low Interest Rates for Farmers Expected to Continue
   2021-09-21 00:01:00.107
Are the current low interest rates on farm loans about to disappear? (Gary Crawford and Jackson Takach, Chief Economist for Farmer Mac)

Rural Childcare Resource Guide Now Available
   2021-09-21 00:01:00.395
There's a new resource guide to help increase access to childcare in rural areas. (Rod Bain. Justin Maxson, USDA Deputy Under Secretary and Katie Hamm, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary)

Actuality - Reasons a Rural Childcare Resource Guide is Needed
   2021-09-21 00:00:49.110
Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the HHS Office of Early Childhood, explains why a rural childcare resource guide is needed.

Actuality - Rural Childcare Resource Guide and its Intent
   2021-09-21 00:00:48.117
Justin Maxson, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, gives some of the content in the new rural childcare resource guide.

La Nina Weather Pattern Could Lead to Flipping of Drought Conditions
   2021-09-21 00:00:59.977
How can the La Nina weather pattern lead to a flipping of drought conditions? (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Strong Likelihood La Nina Will be Back for Second Consecutive Year
   2021-09-21 00:01:00.055
There is a strong likelihood La Nina will affect U.S. weather patterns for the second year in a row. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

No Big Worries for Early Autumn Freeze
   2021-09-21 00:01:00.029
Worried about an early autumn freeze? Don't be! (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Cold Front Sweeping Across Country, West to East
   2021-09-21 00:00:59.977
A cold front is sweeping west to east across the country, followed by very quiet weather. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Peter and Rose Are the Two Named Storms in the Atlantic Basin
   2021-09-21 00:00:59.977
Baseball fans will love the names of the two named storms in the Atlantic Basin. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)

Actuality: National Weather Outlook for Sep 28 - Oct 04
   2021-09-21 00:00:30.171
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the National Weather Service's outlook through the early part of October.

Vilsack on a Future Direction for Agriculture
   2021-09-20 00:01:00.133
The Agriculture Secretary says upcoming global meetings will provide future direction for agriculture's role on issues such as climate mitigation. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Comparing Paths to Ag Based Efforts in Climate Mitigation
   2021-09-20 00:00:59.637
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about recent discussions at the G20 Ag Ministerial pertaining to agriculture's role in climate migitation, and the differing paths desired by the U.S. and its partners, and the European Union.

Considering Candidates for Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Ag Affairs.
   2021-09-20 00:00:59.611
The Agriculture Secretary says currently underway is consideration of candidates to serve as Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Farm Trade and Income Situation Better than Expected
   2021-09-20 00:01:00.107
It's an usually good time for most farmers in this country, but there's always something to worry about. (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer, USDA Chief Economist)

Farm Credit Situation Shows an Improving Farm Economy
   2021-09-20 00:00:55.222
A look at the farm credit situation shows a strong and improving farm economy. (Gary Crawford and Jackson Takach, Chief Economist for Farmer Mac)

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Agriculture USA

Building a More Resilient Beef Supply Chain
   2021-09-21 00:05:00.094
Shocks to the U.S. beef supply chain the past two years has led to discussions and study on how to improve resiliency throughout the system. Rod Bain and economic experts of the livestock sector look at ways that supply disruptions can be minimized, and product availability is not reduced, in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Keri Jacobs of University of Missouri Extension. RaboAgriFinance Analyst Dustin Aherin. Jayson Lusk of Purdue University Extension. The University of Minnesota's Jennifer van de Ligt.

Consumer Time

Mystifying Myths about Covid-19 Vaccinations. Part 2
   2021-09-21 00:03:00.244
There are many false rumors and beliefs about Covid vaccinations. Gary Crawford has another report on another batch of vaccine misinformation. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. Dr. Fred Gerr, Professor Emeritus of the University of Iowa.

What's Next on the Covid-19 Vaccination Front?
   2021-09-21 00:03:00.976
What's next on the Covid-19 vaccination front? Medical experts are trying to answer that and many other questions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Fred Gerr, Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa.

USDA Highlights How Food Waste is Linked to Climate Change
   2021-09-21 00:03:00.035
USDA is highlighting how food loss and waste is directly related to climate change. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh. EPA Administrator Michael Regan. Sarah Feteih, San Diego Food System Alliance. Wayne Hubbard, Re-London, London Waste and Recycling Board. **EDS: The United Nations Food Systems Summit is Sep. 23.**

Comment Time Underway for Cell-Based Meat and Poultry Product Labeling
   2021-09-21 00:02:37.022
The public will have a brief window to comment on proposed rulemaking regarding labeling of cultured cell-based meat and poultry products. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Matthew Michael of the Food Safety and Inspection Service

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Active So Far
   2021-09-21 00:02:57.893
This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been an active one, yet that may come as a surprise to some. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Agriculture Update

Vilsack on Potential Ag Trade Opportunities
   2021-09-21 00:02:24.535
The Agriculture Secretary recently explains what he sees as market opportunities for U.S. ag exports, both from existing and possibly new trading partners. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

African Swine Fever--What's at Stake for the Pork Industry?
   2021-09-21 00:02:30.099
The stakes are very high in the battle to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health with the National Pork Board.

Creating a More Resilient Beef Supply Chain
   2021-09-21 00:02:21.740
Land grant university economists recently weighed in on discussions on the nations' beef supply chain and how to make it more resilient during shock events. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jayson Lusk of Purdue University. Keri Jacobs of the University of Missouri. Jennifer van de Ligt of the University of Minnesota.

Extending the PLIP Sign-Up Deadline
   2021-09-21 00:02:12.258
Swine, chicken, and turkey producers who suffered losses from lack of access to processing facilities during the pandemic now have more time to sign-up for a USDA pandemic assistance program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Cultivating Yields of Farm Safety Through Communication
   2021-09-21 00:02:21.400
* - STATIONS: National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 19 - 25 - * Outreach continues to grow regarding education of farm safety and health to both ag producers and the general public. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Retired volunteer firefighter Jim Bertling. Dermatologist Dana Ward. Veterinarian and author Temple Grandin. Scott Heiberger of the National Farm Medicine Center.