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Days Remaining for 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment
   2019-09-16 00:01:00.081
Dairy operators considering enrollment in the new Dairy Margin Coverage program for this year have until Friday to do so at their local Farm Service Agency office. (Rod Bain and Steve Peterson)

Actuality: DMC Program Details
   2019-09-16 00:00:47.490
Steve Peterson of USDA's Farm Service Agency discusses some of the particulars of the Dairy Margin Coverage safety net program.

Prices for the New U.S. Corn Crop not Expected to Improve.
   2019-09-16 00:00:59.794
If you are a corn grower who thinks prices right now are too low, you may not have much reason to change that thinking for this next marketing year. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

Big Global Supplies of Wheat Pushing Prices Down
   2019-09-16 00:00:46.497
Wheat supplies around the world are large and it's having the expected effect on price prospects. (Gary Crawford and Mark Jekanowski)

Actuality: Global Wheat Supplies Large, Despite Weather Problems
   2019-09-16 00:00:47.699
Mark Jekanowski, Acting USDA Outlook Board Chairman, talking about the large supplies of wheat around the world.

Tips to Avoid Vehicle - Farm Equipment Roadway Collisions
   2019-09-16 00:00:59.088
* - STATIONS: National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15 - 21 -* One, among several, focal points during National Farm Safety and Health Week is awareness by drivers of personal vehicles and farm equipment to avoid collisions. (Rod Bain and Mike Staton of Michigan State University)

Actuality: How Farm Equipment Drivers can Avoid Collisions with Motor Vehicles
   2019-09-16 00:00:59.350
* - STATIONS: National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15 - 21 -* Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension notes ways farm equipment operators can prevent an on-road collision with a motor vehicle, especially a rear end collision.

Actuality: How Motorists can Avoid Collisions with Farm Equipment
   2019-09-16 00:01:00.186
* - STATIONS: National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15 - 21 -* Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension offers advice on how drivers can watch out for farm equipment on rural roads and avoid a rear end collision.

Grocery Store Food Prices Drop Slightly in August
   2019-09-16 00:01:00.055
So far this year food shoppers have seen only small price increases at the grocery store. (Gary Crawford and Gianna Short)

Actuality: A Look at Food Prices so far in 2019
   2019-09-16 00:00:24.685
Gianna Short, USDA food price economist, with a look at how food prices are behaving so far this year.

Actuality: Latest Peanut Crop Progress Numbers
   2019-09-16 00:00:25.129
USDA meteorologist, Brian Morris, has the latest numbers on the nation's peanut crop.

Actuality: No Big Changes in Rice Condition Ratings
   2019-09-16 00:00:30.354
USDA meteorologist, Brian Morris, says there are no big changes this week in the rice crop condition ratings.

Actuality: Winter Wheat Planting is Behind Schedule
   2019-09-16 00:00:20.558
USDA meteorologist, Brian Morris, says winter wheat planting nationwide is behind schedule.

Actuality: Spring Wheat Harvest Behind Schedule
   2019-09-16 00:00:26.932
USDA meteorologist, Brian Morris, says the spring wheat harvest is behind schedule.

Actuality: Cotton Quality Drops in North Carolina
   2019-09-16 00:00:36.649
USDA meteorologist, Brian Morris, says cotton quality has dropped in North Carolina, from last week.

Actuality: Cotton Bolls Open Near to Average Pace
   2019-09-16 00:00:58.540
USDA meteorologist, Brian Morris, has the overview of the nation's cotton crop.


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Features

Agriculture USA


What Were Big Changes in Farm Sector Income?
   2019-09-10 00:04:59.937
What were the biggest changes in farm sector income for 2018 and 2019? Stephanie Ho has the story in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. ERS Economist Carrie Litkowski. Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

Consumer Time


A Decline in U.S. Household Food Insecurity
   2019-09-10 00:02:47.314
USDA's annual look at household food security in our country shows the per cent of food insecure households is at its lowest levels since the 2007 recession. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Alisha Coleman-Jensen

Corn----It's Everywhere
   2019-09-10 00:03:00.062
Farmers grow millions of acres of corn in this country, but a tiny percentage of that corn goes to consumers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Maryland corn grower, Chip Bowling. Chantel Oyi with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.

Avoiding Vehicle-Farm Equipment Roadway Collisions - the Driver's Take
   2019-09-10 00:02:46.530
What are some ways rural, even suburban, drivers can watch out for farm equipment on roadways and learn ways to avoid a potential accident? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension

Prunes--It's a Movement
   2019-09-10 00:03:00.062
Prunes have long been a victim of giggles and scoffs, but they may be on the cusp of a comeback on the U.S. food scene. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Courtney Ferris with the California Prune Board.

Peppers---Turning up the Heat
   2019-09-10 00:03:00.062
The U.S. appetite for hot peppers continues to heat up. Per capita consumption is double what it was 40 years ago. Gary Crawford has this hot report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lori Henry, Virginia hot pepper farmer.

Agriculture Update


Net Farm Income Picture for 2018 and 2019
   2019-09-10 00:02:29.942
USDA has the latest picture of net farm income for 2018 and 2019. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

WHIP Plus Part of Ag Based Disaster Relief Package
   2019-09-10 00:02:21.322
The first of various programs assisting eligible growers impacted by natural disasters is now available and open for enrollment. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

More Ways to Pay FSA
   2019-09-10 00:02:22.576
If you need to pay the USDA's Farm Service Agency for something, there are some new paperless ways to do it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Steve Peterson, Associate Administrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency.

Avoiding Farm Equipment-Vehicle Roadway Collisions from Farmers’ Perspective
   2019-09-10 00:02:21.061
How can farmers prevent road collision accidents between their ag equipment and motor vehicles? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Staton of Michigan State University Extension

A Hot Crop in More Ways than One
   2019-09-10 00:02:30.047
Demand for hot peppers and hot sauces is growing and some small-scale farmers are taking advantage of that demand. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lori Henry, a Virginia farmer with Henry's Hot Sauces.