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"Best Year Ever" for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service
   2024-02-23 00:00:59.036
Last year was a record setting year for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. (Gary Crawford and Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.)

USDA Expects FY24 to Be Another Record Year for Conservation Work
   2024-02-23 00:00:52.610
USDA set a record last year for conservation work. Will this year measure up? (Gary Crawford and Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.)

Actuality: Farm Conservation One Key to Fighting Climate Change
   2024-02-23 00:00:27.820
Terry Cosby, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, saying that farm conservation projects can help fight climate change.

Next Gen Cultivating Agriculture's Future Leaders
   2024-02-23 00:00:59.219
A USDA program designed to build up the next generation of food and farm leaders and workforce participants provided an example of its efforts during this year's Ag Outlook Forum. (Rod Bain and Crystal Salazar)

A Sharp Decline in Cattle Feedlot Placements
   2024-02-23 00:00:54.804
USDA reports a sharp decline in Cattle Feedlot Placements compared to a year ago. (Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam)

Actuality: Key Numbers from USDA Cattle on Feed Report
   2024-02-23 00:00:43.311
USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam, with some key numbers from Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed Report.

A New Food Price Forecast for 2024
   2024-02-23 00:00:58.958
The USDA is out with its new forecast for food prices. (Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer)

USDA Equity Commission Presents its Final Report
   2024-02-22 00:00:59:50
The Agriculture Secretary and Deputy Secretary Thursday received the final report of recommendations by the Department’s Equity Commission to improve access and inclusion across USDA. (Rod Bain. Equity Commission Designated Federal Officer Cecilia Hernandez. Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Recapping Some Equity Commission Recommendations
   2024-02-22 00:00:59.977
The Agriculture Secretary discusses some of the almost seventy recommendations for improved equity and inclusion within USDA programs and services provided in a recent report. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Vilsack on Some Equity Commission Recommendations
   2024-02-22 00:00:56.528
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses some of the almost seventy recommendations from USDA's Equity Commission Final Report ... found at "www.usda.gov/equity-commission/reports".

An Example of Equity and Inclusion Efforts at USDA
   2024-02-22 00:00:59.506
The Agriculture Secretary provided an example among the several USDA Equity Commission recommendations to discuss both intent and action to improve equity and inclusion within the Department. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: USDA Equity Commission Development Process
   2024-02-22 00:00:58.880
USDA Senior Advisor for Racial Equity and Equity Commission member Dewayne Goldmon discusses the Commission’s formation and mission, culminating in its final report presented to the Agriculture Secretary this week.

New Crop Year Forecast for Wheat Supplies, Demand, Price
   2024-02-22 00:01:00.186
Larger supplies based on production and beginning stocks are forecasted to have an impact on USDA’s first look at the 2024-25 domestic wheat balance sheet. (Rod Bain and economist Jake Vuillemin)

Record Bean Production Projected and Balance Sheet Impacts
   2024-02-22 00:00:59.428
How does USDA see a forecasted record production of soybeans impacting the supply and demand ledger for the new marketing year? (Rod Bain and economist Jake Vuillemin)

Corn Balance Sheet Forecast for 2024-25
   2024-02-22 00:01:00.081
What are some of the trends found in USDA's outlook for the domestic corn balance sheet this year? (Rod Bain and economist Jake Vuillemin)

Time to Recognize the Work of USDA Conservation Engineers
   2024-02-21 00:01:00:34
It's time to recognize the work of USDA conservation engineers. (Gary Crawford. Kevin Farmer and Andy Deichert)


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Features

Agriculture USA


The Initial Look at the 2022 Census of Agriculture
   2024-02-20 00:05:00.094
The results are now available for the latest edition of USDA's Census of Agriculture - the nation's most comprehensive study of farming and ranching. What do the results say about how many farmers there are, who they are, and what they raise? Rod Bain looks at some of the data points from the 2022 Census of Ag in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bryan Combs of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Consumer Time


The Social Component of a Value-Added Rural Economy
   2024-02-20 00:02:49.717
The Agriculture Secretary recently explains how a circular ag economy could provide not only financial, but social, benefits to rural America. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Census Shows Ag Importance in Everyday Life
   2024-02-20 00:02:53.139
The Census of Agriculture offers examples of not just farming and ranching, but of ag's significance to all consumers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bryan Combs of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The Up's and Down's of Food Prices
   2024-02-20 00:02:54.053
The latest Consumer Price Index report has both good and bad news for food shoppers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer.

Identity Theft - Someone Wants to be You.
   2024-02-20 00:03:00.297
Bad guys want to take your identity, but here are some ways to prevent identity theft or spot it early. Gary Crawford and the "other" Gary Crawford have this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and the "other" Gary Crawford and Janae McNally, Kansas State University extension expert.

We are Consuming Growing Amounts of Caffeine
   2024-02-20 00:02:59.800
Coffee and caffeine---How much is too much? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Extension Food Scientist and coordinator of the Rapid Response Center for Food Science.

Agriculture Update


First Glimpse at 2022 Census of Agriculture Results
   2024-02-20 00:02:26.703
The release of USDA’s latest Census of Agriculture provides an initial look at the state of our nation’s agriculture at time of the survey. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bryan Combs of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The Agricultural Outlook for 2024
   2024-02-20 00:02:29.106
USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum as always provided a first take on what the current year might look like regarding ag production, prices, and other factors in the farm sector. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Chief Economist Seth Meyer

USDA Ag Baseline Projections for Coming Decade
   2024-02-20 00:02:06.798
The Agriculture Department recently released the latest edition of its ten-year ag production and economic projections, yet what were some of the key findings? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Joe Cooper of the Office of the Chief Economist

An Update on HPAI
   2024-02-20 00:02:22.785
What is the latest information concerning Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in our nation, its impacts on poultry flocks, and prevention and mitigation efforts? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Veterinarian Rosemary Sifford

NRCS Connection to OTI
   2024-02-20 00:02:11.213
What role does USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service play in supporting growers wishing to move towards organic commodity production via the Organic Transition Initiative? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lindsay Haines of USDA-NRCS