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USDA Details Trade Damage Estimate Calculations
   2019-08-23 00:00:59.951
If you're curious to know how USDA made its calculations for trade damage estimates in the Market Facilitation Program, the details are now available online. (Stephanie Ho and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Record High August First Cattle Feedlot Inventory
   2019-08-23 00:01:00.055
Beef production during the upcoming winter quarter may not be as high as some had predicted. (Gary Crawford and Seanicaa Herron)

Actuality: The Basic Numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle Feedlot Report
   2019-08-23 00:00:57.547
Seanicaa Herron, USDA livestock economist, with the basic numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle Feedlot Report.

Future Focus of Farm Computer Use and Internet Access Survey?
   2019-08-23 00:00:58.958
USDA statisticians are already developing potential focal points and questions for 2021's edition of the farm computer usage and internet access report. (Rod Bain and Jody McDaniel of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Research is an Important Marketing Tool
   2019-08-23 00:01:00.368
Commodity marketing orders overseen by USDA rely on research, in production and product, to advance promotion. (Rod Bain and Daren Williams of the California Almond Board)

Actuality: Researching Use of Almond and Almond Tree
   2019-08-23 00:00:40.715
Daren Williams of the California Almond Board explains some of the products that can be created from the entire almond tree - products discovered and formed thanks to research.

No Big Surprises in Latest USDA Food Price Forecast
   2019-08-23 00:00:59.324
The USDA's latest forecast for retail food prices this year and next has a steady-as-you-go tone to it. (Gary Crawford and Gianna Short)

Actuality: High Expectations for MFP Participation
   2019-08-22 00:00:34.429
Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce has high expectations for participation in this year's Market Facilitation Program.

Actuality: MFP has Three Tranches of Payments
   2019-08-22 00:00:28.708
Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says trade conditions will determine whether the rest of the Market Facilitation Program, to help farmers and ranchers, goes forward.

Possible Future MFP Payments and Farmers Income Tax Considerations
   2019-08-22 00:01:00.107
Growers await if more tranches of USDA Market Facilitation Program payments will be issued, and if so, what that may mean in reporting and preparing their 2019 income taxes. (Rod Bain and Barry Ward of Ohio State University Extension)

More Atlantic Hurricane Activity on the Way?
   2019-08-22 00:00:59.376
Weather factors have factored in the National Hurricane Center's recent decision to increase its forecast of expected activity in the Atlantic Ocean this season. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Factors Behind Increased Atlantic Hurricane Forecast
   2019-08-22 00:00:58.148
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey explains the main reason, and its significant weather impacts, behind what the National Hurricane Center believes will be more Atlantic hurricane activity for the remainder of 2019.

Tropical Moisture and Benefits to the Southeast
   2019-08-22 00:01:00.264
Tropical moisture this time of year, whether as organized storms or scattered systems, plays a key role regarding the Southeast corner of the country. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

A Protocol of Fall Calving Procedures and Possible Contacts
   2019-08-22 00:01:00.160
Perhaps the most essential part of any fall calving kit for cow-calf operators is a protocol with procedures and emergency contact information. (Rod Bain and Glenn Selk of Oklahoma State University)

Actuality: Additional Items for Fall Calving Protocol
   2019-08-22 00:00:59.872
Glenn Selk of Oklahoma State University discusses some of the procedures and steps a cow-calf operator may include in a written protocol for the calving process.

Actuality: At the Farm Service Agency the Advantages of More Ways to Pay
   2019-08-21 00:00:35.892
Steve Peterson, Associate Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency, explaining the advantages of allowing paperless payments from farmers.


Agriculture USA

Packing a Safe and Nutritious School Lunch for your Child
   2019-08-20 00:05:00.042
It s back to school time and on this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford presents some expert advice on how to send your child to school with a safe and nutritious lunch. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Sandra Proctor, Kansas State University Extension food and nutrition expert. Janell Goodwin with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.

Consumer Time

Packing a School Lunch with Nutrition in Mind
   2019-08-20 00:03:00.062
If we are packing a school lunch for our kids, an expert says we should make sure there's enough nutrition in that lunch. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University Extension food and nutrition specialist.

Online Resource for that Labor Day Weekend Camping Trip
   2019-08-20 00:02:57.162
Whether you are a seasoned camper or going on a camp trip for the first time, an online resource is available with tools and tips for all manner of camping questions and information. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Janelle Smith of the U.S. Forest Service.

Packing a Safe School Lunch for your Child
   2019-08-20 00:03:00.062
If you are preparing a lunch for your child to take to school, an expert has some food safety tips for you. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with the Meat and Poultry Hotline of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. **The Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 1-888-MPHOTLINE. **

Giving Peach a Chance
   2019-08-20 00:03:00.062
So, you think you know a lot about peaches? Gary Crawford thought so and found out differently while he was doing this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kay Rentzel, Executive Director of the National Peach Council.

Provocative Pineapple Profiles and Puzzles
   2019-08-20 00:03:00.062
Think you know all about pineapples? Maybe you do and maybe you don't. The only way to know is listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Rachel Schoenian and Chantel Oyi with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Agriculture Update

August Crop Reports Connecting to WASDE Outlooks
   2019-08-20 00:01:59.719
Did the revised production survey numbers incorporated into USDA's August crop production reports have an impact on the latest global ag supply and demand estimates as well? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Acting World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski

What Problems Have Been Left Behind by Midwestern Flooding?
   2019-08-20 00:02:29.942
Flooding in the Midwest may be largely gone for now, but what problems have been left behind? Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

A Look at Ag Land Values and Cash Rents
   2019-08-20 00:02:26.259
What is the average value of agricultural lands across the country, and how much are producers paying in cash rents for ag land? Those questions are answered in USDA's latest study of those economic categories. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston

Snapshot of Farm Computer Usage and Internet Access
   2019-08-20 00:02:17.926
What are some of the findings of the Agriculture Department's latest study of how farm computer usage and internet access trends? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jody McDaniel of the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Filling the Hemp Germplasm Chasm
   2019-08-20 00:02:30.047
Researchers are starting work on a project that will be key to the survival and growth of our infant hemp industry. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kentucky farmer, Brian Furnish. Larry Smart with Cornell University.