Annual Call to ARMS for Ag Producers 2023-03-23 00:00:59.742
A variety of farmer-based operational and economic data is gleaned every year as part of USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey. (Rod Bain and Wil Hundl of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Actuality: Intent of ARMS 2023-03-23 00:00:25.704
National Agricultural Statistics Service Southern Plains Director Wil Hundl explains the purpose of USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS).
USDA Official--Many USDA's Research Facilities Need Modernization 2023-03-23 00:01:00.421
USDA's top scientist says many USDA research facilities are over 50 years old and need modernization, but money for that has not been sufficient. (Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young)
U.S. Seen as Falling Behind in Agricultural Research 2023-03-23 00:00:59.533
Several countries have surpassed the U.S. in the amount of public investment in agricultural research. (Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young
Actuality: Research and Trials Continue on African Swine Fever Vaccines 2023-03-23 00:00:47.464
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young at a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing describing some of the work being done on vaccines for African Swine Fever.
Actuality: How USDA Is Delivering Usable Data to Farmers 2023-03-23 00:00:45.714
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young at a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing describing some ways USDA is delivering usable data to farmers.
Actuality: Official Describes USDA Work in Artificial Intelligence 2023-03-23 00:00:55.379
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young at a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing describing some of the work USDA is doing in the realm of artificial intelligence.
Producer Opportunities through Agroforestry Practices 2023-03-23 00:01:00.264
There are opportunities for farmers and ranchers to benefit from using agroforestry practices on their operation according to a speaker at this year's USDA Ag Outlook Forum. (Rod Bain and Keefe Keeley of the Savannah Institute)
Actuality: Agroforestry as a Climate Smart Practice 2023-03-23 00:00:30.171
Keefe Keeley of the Savanna Institute discusses the climate benefits from the various practices associated with agroforestry on farms and ranches.
School Nutrition Grants and Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative 2023-03-22 00:01:00.186
The Agriculture Secretary Wednesday announced grants connected to school meal program and nutrition education – connected to USDA’s Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)
Actuality: School Food System Transformation Challenge Sub Grant Projects 2023-03-22 00:00:59.585
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses the most recent project recipients of funding under USDA’s School Food System Transformation Challenge Sub Grants.
Rule Change Proposed for School Meal Provision 2023-03-22 00:01:00.342
Public comment is now open for a proposed rule to reduce the threshold for school eligibility for meals served to all students at no cost. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)
Lots of Sales Meetings During U.S. Trade Mission to Panama 2023-03-22 00:00:59.141
The leader of this week's U.S. agricultural trade mission to Panama says U.S. ag. sales will be boosted as a result of the trip. (Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor)
Actuality: Panama Trade Mission Included Visits to Retail Stores 2023-03-22 00:00:30.380
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor saying this week's U.S. ag. trade mission to Panama included visits to retail stores. .
Actuality: U.S./Panama Cooperating To Boost Ethanol Market in Panama 2023-03-22 00:00:39.836
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade Alexis Taylor says the U.S. Grains Council has signed an agreement with Panama's National Sugar Cane Association to help grow the ethanol market in Panama.
U.S. Spring Flood Outlook for 2023 2023-03-22 00:01:00.238
What areas of the country face a moderate to major chance of flooding this Spring? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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.
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.
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