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Reports Show Beef Herd Expansion Slowing Down
   2018-07-20 00:00:57.861
Is the expansion in the beef cattle herd finally over? (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam)

Actuality: Report Shows More Cattle Outside Feedlots than Last Year
   2018-07-20 00:00:32.783
Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, saying there are still considerable numbers of cattle outside feedlots.

Actuality: Some Key Numbers from USDA's Cattle Inventory Report
   2018-07-20 00:00:55.379
Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst, with some of the key numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle Inventory Report.

FSA County Committee Nomination Deadline Approaching
   2018-07-20 00:01:00.212
Candidate nominations for this year's Farm Service Agency County Committee elections will soon be due at local FSA offices nationwide. (Rod Bain and FSA Acting Deputy Administrator Brad Karmen)

Farm Children Less Susceptible to Disease?
   2018-07-20 00:01:00.290
Studies are underway to look at the possible correlation between farm kids playing in the soil and farm kids being less susceptible to certain illnesses. (Rod Bain and Scott Heilberger of the National Farm Medicine Center)

Grain Bin Safety Tips to Consider
   2018-07-20 00:01:00.133
Those working inside grain bins must take proper safety precautions, including having someone serve as a monitor. (Rod Bain and Dee Jepsen of Ohio State University Extension)

Grain Bin Safety Procedures and Considerations
   2018-07-20 00:00:59.872
What kind of safety measures should farmers or grain elevator employees consider before they go into a grain bin? (Rod Bain and Dee Jepsen of Ohio State University Extension)

What if the Farm Bill Was Stripped of its Nutrition Title?
   2018-07-19 00:01:00.682
Some lawmakers have toyed with the idea of taking the nutrition title out of the Farm Bill. What would be the likely result of doing that? (Gary Crawford and Carl Zulauf)

Two Months in a Row of Food Price Declines
   2018-07-19 00:01:00.029
Food prices at the grocery store dropped again last month. (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns)

Actuality: A List of Foods with Price Declines Last Month
   2018-07-19 00:00:19.696
Annemarie Kuhns, USDA food price economist, talking about some of the food categories that fell in price during June.

Extending Initiatives for Water Quality
   2018-07-19 00:00:59.715
Two of USDA's conservation-based, water quality initiatives will continue through the year 2023. (Rod Bain and Martin Lowenfish of the Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Actuality: National Water Quality Initiative Extension and Expansion
   2018-07-19 00:00:59.689
Martin Lowenfish of the Natural Resources Conservation Service explains recent updates to the National Water Quality Initiative - now extended for the next five years.

Actuality: Mississippi River Basin Initiative
   2018-07-19 00:00:56.241
Martin Lowenfish of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service discusses a regional based water quality initiative that provide an example of addressing localized issues.

Biosecurity After Bringing Show Animal Back to The Farm
   2018-07-19 00:01:00.160
What precautions can a livestock owner take to assure the health of both a returning show animal, as well as its other animals, on the farm? (Rod Bain and Bethany Funnell of Purdue University Extension)

Actuality: Biosecurity Concerns with New Animal Purchase
   2018-07-19 00:00:58.070
Purdue University Extension's Bethany Funnell notes biosecurity matters someone purchasing livestock should consider as to keep their own farm animals from becoming ill.

U.S. Ag. Trade Mission to Indonesia Concludes
   2018-07-18 00:00:59.951
This week a big group representing many U.S. agricultural products has been on a trade mission to drum up more business in Indonesia. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Ted McKinney)


Features

Agriculture USA


Blueberry Blather, Bliss and Bloopers
   2018-07-17 00:05:00.042
Our consumption of blueberries continues to grow rapidly. And even this edition of Agriculture USA from Gary Crawford won't stop that trend. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson and Hallie Heinzen with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Also, singers, Diane Renay, Fats Domino and Andy Lowe.

Consumer Time


Blatant Blueberry Blabbing and Blarney
   2018-07-17 00:03:00.062
Our consumption of blueberries continues to grow rapidly. And even this report from Gary Crawford won't stop that trend. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson and Hallie Heinzen with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Also 1960's singer, Diane Renay.

A "Bond" Towards Forest Water Quality Improvement
   2018-07-17 00:02:41.280
A forest resilience bond - on display in a California watershed - shows models to improve forests and water supplies. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Todd Gartner of the World Resources Institute

Global Food Security Outlook for the Next Decade
   2018-07-17 00:02:36.238
Will there be improvements in international food security in the next ten years? A new report has some possible answers to that question. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Karen Thome of the Economic Research Service

How Much Do You Know about Money Matters? Probably not that Much.
   2018-07-17 00:03:00.062
One expert says most of us don't know very much about how to handle money and it's contributing to huge social problems. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ohio State University Extension financial expert, Susan Colbert.

Partnership In Water Quality Improvements "OK"
   2018-07-17 00:02:39.059
In Oklahoma, partnerships, from private landowners to USDA, are making a difference in improving water quality of Oklahoma's streams. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Oklahoma State Conservationist Gary O'Neill. U.S. Representative Frank Lucas of Oklahoma. Shannon Phillips of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.

Agriculture Update


Tariffs Don't Wipe out US Ag Export Opportunities
   2018-07-17 00:02:23.647
Despite tariffs on U.S. products by some nations, USDA's latest forecasts still show export opportunities for U.S. agricultural products. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer

Tariffs and USDA's New Supply and Demand Forecasts
   2018-07-17 00:02:16.829
USDA has now included Chinese and Mexican tariffs in its forecasts, giving a first glimpse of potential impacts on U.S. ag. exports. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Many Issues Involved in Helping Farmers Hurt by Trade Disruptions
   2018-07-17 00:02:30.047
One analyst says compensating farmers for losses due to trade disruptions will be a very complex undertaking. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Ohio State University agricultural economist, Carl Zulauf.

Signup Opens for Program Helping Farmers Hurt by 2017 Weather Disasters
   2018-07-17 00:02:17.142
USDA has opened signup for a program offering help for producers who suffered losses from 2017's hurricanes and wildfires. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.

An Unusual Spring Wheat Season So Far
   2018-07-17 00:02:12.728
This growing season for spring wheat continues to be an unusual one. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.