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Vilsack--One Ag. Day Not Enough To Thank Farmers and Food Workers
   2023-03-21 00:01:00.499
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says a single National Agriculture Day is woefully inadequate to properly recognize and thank farmers and other workers in the food industry. (Gary Crawford and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Food Shoppers Owe a Debt of Thanks to Farmers/Ranchers
   2023-03-21 00:00:52.688
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack telling National Agriculture Day ceremonies at USDA that food shoppers should thank farmers for the enormous quantity and quality of foods in supermarkets.

Actuality: Vilsack Says Everyone in Food Industry Should Be Proud
   2023-03-21 00:00:25.965
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack telling National Agriculture Day ceremonies at USDA that everyone working in the farm and food industry should let everyone know how proud they are to work in that industry.

Concern Continues About Southern Tier Freeze Event
   2023-03-21 00:00:59.820
A stretch of the South is experiencing several days of cold, causing fruit growers in the region to be concerned about possible freeze damage. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Winds Kick Up in Southern Plains Mid-Week
   2023-03-21 00:01:00.133
High winds are expected starting Wednesday in the Southern Plains region, which could impact crop and pasture conditions. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

A More Southernly Flow for Latest California Atmospheric River
   2023-03-21 00:01:00.186
Another round of active weather in the Golden State is this time impacting the southern half of the state with heavy precipitation and high winds. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Drought and Atmospheric Rivers
   2023-03-21 00:00:47.695
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes how atmospheric river systems traveling through California and the Southwest in recent weeks are addressing long-term drought conditions.

Actuality: 8 to 14 Day Weather Forecast
   2023-03-21 00:00:35.739
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says a mixture of temperature ranges and continued active weather nationwide make up the weather forecast for the period from March 28 to April 3.

Actuality: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's National Ag. Day Message
   2023-03-20 00:01:09.336
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's message for National Agriculture Day, March 21st.

Product of USA Label – A Voluntary Approach
   2023-03-20 00:01:00.160
The Agriculture Secretary Monday shared his view of the legality of a proposed voluntary labeling program for our nation’s meat products. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Vilsack on Product of USA Label
   2023-03-20 00:00:28.044
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explains why he believes a proposed Product of USA label for meat products will withstand challenges in the World Trade Organization.

Updates on Fertilizer Production Expansion Program
   2023-03-20 00:00:59.663
The Agriculture Secretary Monday provided updates on a USDA program supporting increased domestic fertilizer production in our nation. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)

A New Investment To Protect Communities from Wildfires
   2023-03-20 00:00:59.428
The Administration has just announced some new investments to help communities reduce the risk from wildfires. (Garr Crawford. Vice President Kamala Harris. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack)

Actuality: Some Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program Projects
   2023-03-20 00:00:58.383
Vice President Kamala Harris describes a few of the projects chosen for the new Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program.

Actuality: Vilsack Describes the Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program.
   2023-03-20 00:00:29.413
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack describing the Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program.

Actuality: New Grant Program Just One Part of Wildfire Strategy
   2023-03-20 00:00:39.366
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack saying the new grant program is just one part of an overall wildfire strategy.

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Agriculture USA

Rising Food Prices Have Us Changing Our Shopping Patterns
   2023-03-21 00:05:00.312
How are food shoppers changing their shopping patterns in reaction to rising prices? Gary Crawford gets the answer from an expert on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Andy Harig with the Food Industry Association. USDA economist, Matt MacLachlan.

Consumer Time

Supporting Urban Compost and Food Waste Reduction Efforts
   2023-03-21 00:02:42.351
Project applications are now being accepted for the latest round of funding within USDA’s Compost and Food Waste Reduction program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Brian Guse of the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

Sierra-Nevada Snowpack and Water Equivalency
   2023-03-21 00:02:34.853
The main source of water for California reservoirs is approaching near-record to record snowpack, but what does this mean regarding water equivalency and runoff? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey

Prescribed Burning as Wintertime Wildfire Treatment?
   2023-03-21 00:02:32.894
It may surprise some that the U.S Forest Service utilizes prescribed fires as a wildfire prevention and control method during the winter months. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Stephen Fillmore and Jerry Perez of the U.S. Forest Service

Did the Crazy Winter/Spring Weather Damage Your Trees?
   2023-03-21 00:03:00.114
Those late winter and early spring storms may have damaged trees in your yard. Here's how to evaluate damage and fix it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension Horticulturist.

Time to Give that Lawn Some Springtime Attention
   2023-03-21 00:02:48.515
It's time to do some needed spring yard work. Gary Crawford springs into action with this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension yard and garden expert, Dennis Patton.

Agriculture Update

Preparing for New Rice Production Program
   2023-03-21 00:02:05.779
Rice growers impacted by natural weather events last year can soon apply for a one-time assistance program to be offered by USDA. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

USDA Investing in Bringing Risk Management Training to More Farmers
   2023-03-21 00:02:25.344
The USDA is looking to invest money in new farm risk management education projects. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marcia Bunger, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency. Also, classic comedian, Groucho Marx

Lower Beef Cattle Numbers. How Low Can They Go?
   2023-03-21 00:02:20.617
Latest reports show lower beef cattle numbers, but how low can they go? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski

New Numbers on Farms and Land on Farms
   2023-03-21 00:02:14.713
USDA recently released its latest report looking at the number, size, and value of farms in our nation. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tony Dorn of the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Beginning, Social Disadvantaged Farmers and Farmland Access
   2023-03-21 00:02:16.829
A recent USDA study looks at both challenges and opportunities regarding the access of farmland for beginning and socially disadvantaged producers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Scott Callahan of the Economic Research Service