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Extreme Heat Through the Southeast Quadrant of the Country
   2024-06-18 00:00:59.115
A heat wave through this week and early next is expected to bring triple digit high temperatures from the Southern Plains to the Atlantic Coast. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Heat Wave Coverage Area
   2024-06-18 00:00:29.022
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes the path and coverage area of extreme heat over the next week.

Actuality: Heat Impacts on Midwest Crops
   2024-06-18 00:01:00.290
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey looks at how an extended heat wave in parts of the Midwest may affect development of Spring planted crops and winter wheat.

Ways To Help Farmers and Outdoor Workers Handle the Heat
   2024-06-18 00:01:00.048
If you have to work outside in severe heat, there are ways to help get you through and to help keep you from being hit by potentially deadly heat stress and stroke. (Gary Crawford and Ohio State University health and safety educator, Dee Jepsen)

Heat Illness a Complex Medical Issue
   2024-06-18 00:01:00.432
One expert says heat illness is a complex medical issue and it's hard to know who is and who isn't susceptible to it. (Gary Crawford and Ohio State University Agricultural Health and Safety Professor, Dee Jepsen)

A Return of Active Weather
   2024-06-18 00:01:00.003
Active weather returns after a brief respite, but where it occurs is expected to be different from previous events this Spring. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

The Formation of Alberto This Week?
   2024-06-18 00:01:00.368
The first tropical storm system of this Atlantic hurricane season could develop this week with the formation zone in the Western Gulf of Mexico. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)

Actuality: Potential Path and Problems from Active Weather
   2024-06-18 00:00:45.635
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses the possibility of active weather this week and where this might occur within the country.

Actuality: Atlantic Basin Tropical Storm Activity Picking Up
   2024-06-18 00:01:00.238
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses two systems that could develop into tropical activity over the next week in the Atlantic Basin.

Actuality: 8 to 14 Day Weather Forecast
   2024-06-18 00:00:53.916
USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says above normal temperatures and precipitation is expected across much of the country during the period of June 25 - July 1.

Outlook for Beef Production and Prices
   2024-06-18 00:00:59.898
What does USDA’s latest look at beef production and steer prices reveal regarding 2024 and 2025 forecasts? (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski)

Actuality: Steer Price Forecast for This Year and Next
   2024-06-18 00:00:41.456
World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski discusses USDA's June Price Forecasts for Steers for 2024 and 2025.

Actuality: Meat Production Forecasts
   2024-06-18 00:00:35.213
World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski looks at forecasted pork, broiler, and turkey production, per USDA's June outlook.

Actuality: Meat Price Forecasts for June
   2024-06-18 00:00:42.736
World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski talks about USDA's June price forecasts for hogs, broilers, and turkey for this year and next.

FSA County Committee Nomination Process Begins
   2024-06-17 00:00:59.820
Eligible Farm Service Agency constituents have until August First to nominate themselves or someone else for election to FSA County Committees. (Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux)

Actuality: FSA County Committees
   2024-06-17 00:00:38.217
Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux discusses the make-up and intent of FSA County Committees.


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Features

Agriculture USA


This Week's Heat Wave Could Be Dangerous for Us and Our Dogs
   2024-06-18 00:05:00.336
An expert says we dog owners should know that very high temperatures such as we are seeing this week can be dangerous for us and for our pets. Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA veterinarian, Dr. Dawn Fitzhugh.

Consumer Time


Zero Grocery Inflation Last Month
   2024-06-18 00:02:53.832
Food shoppers have just gotten a bit of good news on the food price front. Gary Crawford has more in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA economist, Megan Sweitzer

A Unique Way To Boost Home Ownership
   2024-06-18 00:02:53.160
Here's a story about a unique rural housing program. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Joe Biden. USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Joaquin Altoro. Idaho homeowner, Sandra Sauceda. James Earl Jones. ****June is National Home Ownership Month.****

USDA Studies of Pollinator Health
   2024-06-18 00:02:57.998
What are examples of current USDA agricultural research station projects focused on improving pollinator health? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Researchers Gloria Hoffman and Jonathan Koch

Current Severe Heat Wave Can Be Dangerous for People and Dogs
   2024-06-18 00:02:58.680
An expert says dog owners should know that very high temperatures such as much of the country is seeing this week can be dangerous for our pets. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA veterinarian, Dr. Dawn Fitzhugh.

Don't Turn Your July 4th Cookout into a Sickout
   2024-06-18 00:02:51.546
This 4th of July grills across America will be fired up for cookouts. Here are some tips to keep cookouts from being sickouts. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Meredith Carothers, food safety expert with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline. ****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-6854) Listeners can also go online to Ask.usda.gov

Agriculture Update


Providing Program Details and Updates During FPEP Talk
   2024-06-18 00:02:01.364
The Agriculture Secretary recently discussed current projects and both recent and prospective future announcements regarding the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack

Black Sea Region Wheat Forecast and Potential Affects
   2024-06-18 00:02:13.799
How might adjustments to wheat production forecasts for Russia and Ukraine result in impacts to possible U.S. wheat export opportunities? Rod Bain reports. PARTCIPANTS: Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski

The Annual Election Cycle for FSA County Committees Underway
   2024-06-18 00:02:24.169
High profile races this election cycle may get the attention, but the annual elections of USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee members is also significant regarding constituent representation. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux

Acreage Reporting Deadline for Producers Approaches
   2024-06-18 00:02:10.586
Crop growers have until mid-July to report acreage planted this year at their local Farm Service Agency office, but why is it important? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Assistant Deputy Administrator Kim Graham

Adjusting Ag Quarantine and Inspection Fees
   2024-06-18 00:02:14.400
Changes will soon take effect for user fees connected to USDA efforts to protect our borders from pest and plant disease threats. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Matt Rhoads of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service