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U.S. "Productively Engaging" with Mexico on GM Corn Issue
   2023-02-01 00:00:58.958
The top USDA trade official says the U.S. is productively engaging with Mexico on that nation's proposed ban on GM corn. (Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor)

In Developing Foreign Markets for U.S. Products Every Dollar Counts
   2023-02-01 00:01:00.264
The top USDA trade official says every dollar counts when it comes to programs to expand foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products. (Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor)

Actuality: Indo-Pacific Region Is Promising Market for U.S. Ag. Products
   2023-02-01 00:00:33.358
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor telling the Senate Agriculture Committee that the Indo-Pacific region holds great promise for sales of U.S. ag. products.

Actuality: Two USDA Activities on the Organic Front
   2023-02-01 00:00:36.963
Under Secretary of Agriculture Jenny Moffitt, outlining for the Senate Agriculture Committee some of the USDA actions revolving around organics.

Official Highlights Current USDA Work in Organic Agriculture
   2023-02-01 00:00:58.853
USDA is involved in several activities designed to boost the organic industry. (Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture Jenny Moffitt)

New Application Round for Urban Ag Grant Funding
   2023-02-01 00:01:00.081
Two forms of USDA Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production grants are now available for application to foster continued growth and expansion of urban ag. (Rod Bain and Brian Guse of the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production)

Actuality: Types of Urban Ag and Innovative Production Grants
   2023-02-01 00:00:47.595
Brian Guse of the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production discusses two grants now available for application to help foster ag production in urban and suburban areas.

Current Cold Front and Impacts to Winter Wheat Fields
   2023-02-01 00:00:59.506
What is the latest on a cold front across much of winter wheat country and what it is providing via snow for crop insulation and field moisture? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

U.S. Calls for Second USMCA Dairy Dispute Panel
   2023-01-31 00:00:59.977
Our nation Tuesday announced it is seeking a second dispute resolution panel under U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to challenge Canada’s dairy tariff-rate-quota allocation policy. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Freezing Conditions Reestablished in Parts of the Country
   2023-01-31 00:01:00.160
A return of below normal temperatures across much of the U.S. this week bring with it various challenges and some benefits. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Benefits and Concerns with Freeze Event and Precipitation
   2023-01-31 00:00:37.537
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes both existing and potential impacts of a current freeze event across parts of the country and connected precipitation.

Actuality: Paths of Cold Snaps
   2023-01-31 00:00:41.456
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey compares the paths of two freeze events - one in early January and one to close the month.

Actuality: Precipitation Prevalent in Some Winter Freeze Areas
   2023-01-31 00:00:48.091
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey talks about precipitation events expected in some parts of the country as part of a current cold snap.

More Active Weather for the Deep South?
   2023-01-31 00:00:59.559
The latest U.S. freeze event could result in another threat of a severe weather outbreak in the Southeast later this week. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: 8 to 14 Day Weather Forecast
   2023-01-31 00:00:41.978
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says while temperatures will be decided by an East-West divide, precipitation nationwide should be consistent for the period of February 7 - 13.

A Rise in Overall Ag Prices Received in December
   2023-01-31 00:00:59.297
Producers on average saw an increase in what they received pricewise for their commodities in the final month of 2022, per USDA latest Agricultural Prices Report. (Rod Bain)


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Features

Agriculture USA


The Latest Forecast for Food Price Inflation
   2023-01-31 00:05:00.251
How will retail food prices behave in 2023? Will we see lower prices or continued price hikes? Gary Crawford has the latest forecast from the USDA on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan. Classic entertainers, George Burns and Gracie Allen.

Consumer Time


A Look at a New USDA Forecast for Retail Food Prices
   2023-01-31 00:02:59.461
Are consumers in for another year of large increases in food prices? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan.

Some Advice for Growing Your Own Garden Transplants from Seeds
   2023-01-31 00:03:00.271
If you want to try growing your own garden transplants from seed this winter, Gary Crawford has some tips from an expert. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ward Upham, Kansas State University Extension horticultural expert.

Some Expert Advice on Choosing a Tax Preparer
   2023-01-31 00:03:00.062
Are you looking for someone to prepare your tax returns? Gary Crawford talks with an expert who has some advice for choosing a preparer. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension tax expert, Susie Latta. Also, classic comedy team, Abbott and Costello

Should You Put Your Pet on a Weight Loss Program?
   2023-01-31 00:02:42.586
If you made New Year's resolutions to lose weight, one expert says maybe you should have included your pets in that resolution. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Susan Nelson, Kansas State University veterinarian.

Bees and Your Lawn
   2023-01-31 00:03:00.062
Some view turfgrass and lawns as food deserts for wild bees, but our lawns may be more bee-friendly than we think. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Karen Harris-Shultz, USDA research geneticist in Tifton, Georgia. Kyle Grubbs with USDA's bee lab in Beltsville, Maryland.

Agriculture Update


Dairy Operators Could Likely Face a Squeeze on Margins this Year
   2023-01-31 00:02:27.147
Dairy producers this year could be seeing a squeeze on margins as milk prices decline. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski)

Reading into Some "State Stories"
   2023-01-31 00:02:27.957
Conditions for winter crops, pasture and rangeland, and topsoil moisture, are among the state reports provided by USDA in a winter-time monthly report. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Addressing High Labor Costs in Produce Industry
   2023-01-31 00:02:29.603
As labor costs for fruit and vegetable growers continues to increase, what are some the strategies available for improved management and increased production? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Skyler Simnitt of the Economic Research Service

Examples of Autonomous Ag Innovations
   2023-01-31 00:02:27.983
As aspects of the farm sector develop more autonomous technologies and tools, more of these developments are being tested and piloted on the ground level. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Ryan Jardon of John Deere. Travis Hunt of Ford.

USDA Announces Funding for Crop Plant Protection Efforts
   2023-01-31 00:02:29.394
USDA is expanding the scope of its efforts to protect U.S. agriculture from invasive plant pests and diseases. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Jennifer Moffitt, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.