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A Bigger than Expected Wheat Crop
   2024-07-12 00:00:57.864
Many wheat traders were surprised by USDA's wheat production forecasts. (Gary Crawford and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer)

Actuality: Market Reaction to USDA Crop Forecasts
   2024-07-12 00:00:32.160
USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer, talking about market reaction to USDA's Friday release of its crop forecasts.

Actuality: Wheat Crop Forecast Was a Market Surprise
   2024-07-12 00:00:12.192
USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer, saying that USDA's wheat forecast was a bit of a surprise.

Actuality: USDA's Winter Wheat Yield Estimate
   2024-07-12 00:00:20.016
USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer, talks about USDA's winter wheat yield estimate.

Technical Assistance for Meat-Poultry Processing Projects
   2024-07-12 00:00:59.977
A collaboration allows for availability of technical assistance for projects supported by USDA's meat and poultry processing expansion and capacity efforts. (Rod Bain and Dave Carter of the Flower Hill Institute)

Actuality: Examples of Meat-Poultry Processing Expansion Technical Assistance
   2024-07-12 00:00:18.155
Dave Carter of the Flower Hill Institute talks about some of the areas of technical assistance available to meat and poultry processors seeking expanded production and capacity under USDA programs.

Study Continues on Advancing Carbon Markets
   2024-07-12 00:01:00.133
Carbon markets remain an option for producers and stakeholders seeking climate smart ag revenue opportunities, and research continues into how it fits into regenerative ag economic models. (Rod Bain. Travis Kraft of Indigo Ag. Josiah McClellan of Truterra.)

More Investments to Boost Meat Processing Capacity
   2024-07-11 00:00:53.832
USDA is Investiing more money to boost meat processing capacity. (Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Progress with Meat/Poultry Processing Expansion Program
   2024-07-11 00:00:30.408
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlines actions under the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program.

Soon to Celebrate International Year of the Woman Farmer
   2024-07-11 00:00:59.872
2026 includes a United Nations sponsored "International Year of" celebration focused on women ag producers across the globe ... an event led by the U.S. and its Agriculture Department. (Rod Bain. Former Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Xochitl Torres Small. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.)

Actuality: International Year of the Woman Farmer
   2024-07-11 00:00:34.011
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Xochitl Torres Small discusses a U.S. led United Nations resolution recognizing 2026 as the International Year of the Woman Farmer.

Healthy School Meals Associated Grants Announced
   2024-07-11 00:00:59.924
The Agriculture Secretary Wednesday announced two grants as part of a component of the Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

More Good News on the Food Price Front
   2024-07-11 00:01:00.384
There's more good news on the food price front. (Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer)

Actuality: Food Price Numbers from Consumer Price Index
   2024-07-11 00:00:19.800
USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer, with key numbers from the new Consumer Price Index report.

Improvements in Latest Topsoil Moisture Condition Ratings
   2024-07-10 00:00:59.533
Despite some areas of excessive dryness, improvements are found in USDA's latest topsoil moisture condition report. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Topsoil Moisture Conditions by State
   2024-07-10 00:00:44.564
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey looks at notable state topsoil moisture condition ratings for the period ending July 7.


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   2024-07-09 00:05:00.024

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Rural Hospitals Being Targeted for Cyber Attacks
   2024-07-09 00:02:30.024
Rural hospitals are becoming prime targets of cyber attacks. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology,

Broadband Technical Assistance Application Process Underway
   2024-07-09 00:02:30.804
The latest round of funding applications is underway for USDA’s Broadband Technical Assistance Program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Rural Development Basil Gooden

Latest Look at Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape
   2024-07-09 00:03:00.088
USDA recently issued its Fiscal Year 2023 study of trends within several of its domestic food and nutrition assistance programs. Rod Bain reports, PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and economic researcher Jordan Jones

Nationwide Drought Coverage Increases into July
   2024-07-09 00:02:31.980
U.S. drought coverage is on the rise after reaching a four-year low last month. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Add Some Flavonoids to Your Diet If You Want To Help Your Health
   2024-07-09 00:03:00.088
Want to help your physical and mental health? Help yourself to some foods and drinks rich in Flavonoids. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Food Scientist.

Agriculture Update


Ag. Sec'y Talks about the Farm Bill Process
   2024-07-09 00:02:22.176
Ag. Secretary Tom Vilsack says it's time to craft a practical Farm Bill that actually stands a chance of being passed. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Kicking Off International Year of the Woman Farmer Celebration
   2024-07-09 00:02:26.546
2026 includes a United Nations sponsored "International Year of" celebration focused on women ag producers across the globe ... an event led by the U.S. and its Agriculture Department. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Former Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Xochitl Torres-Small. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor.

Ag Impacts and Benefits from Beryl
   2024-07-09 00:02:18.187
What might the impacts to crops and livestock be from Beryl as this tropical system and its remnants make its way across the country this week? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Drought Coverage by Commodity to Start July
   2024-07-09 00:02:17.717
Some crop production areas are reporting drought coverage on the rise since mid-June, so what does the drought maps reveal regarding crops and commodity in drought in the beginning of July? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

A Questionnaire about Conservation Practices
   2024-07-09 00:02:28.76
Two USDA agencies join forces to produce a survey designed to collect data about conservation practices on grazing and forest lands. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Dan Mullarkey of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Suzanne Adams of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.