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With a few exceptions, prices for most farm products took another hit in June, leaving almost all prices below June a year ago. (Gary Crawford)
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For the fourth year in a row a farmer survey shows cover crops boost yields and can enhance profits. (Gary Crawford, Lara Bryant, Chad Altenhofen and Dennis Friest)
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Lara Bryant with the Natural Resources Defense Council says, with many major groups promoting cover crops, the use of cover crops will skyrocket in the next few years.
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As USDA starts the process of crafting the key August Crop Production Report, a USDA official is thanking farmers in advance for their essential cooperation in supplying data for that report. (Gary Crawford and Lance Honig)
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If you have encroaching woody vegetation on your land, what are some ways to effectively control it? (Rod Bain and Gary Wyatt of University of Minnesota Extension)
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Gary Wyatt of University of Minnesota Extension offers tips to landowners on how to approach control of woody vegetation if those landowners are performing treatment methods on their own.
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Gary Wyatt of University of Minnesota Extension discusses both native and invasive woody vegetation and how its encroachment can pose problems for landowners.
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A brand new industry is developing for the U.S. watermelon industry. (Gary Crawford and Jason Hanselman)
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Hundreds of people across the country have been made sick from salmonella linked to backyard poultry flocks. An expert has some simple advice for owners of backyard flocks. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Jacquie Jacob)
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Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky Extension Poultry Program Manager, says most owners of backyard flocks don't realize those birds are likely carrying salmonella that could make make people sick.
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A Montana wheat farmer recently explained why he believes crop insurance is vital not only for his operation, but for all ag producers. (Rod Bain and Gordon Stoner)
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Montana farmer Gordon Stoner explains how crop diversification can help protect against weather, price, and other risks associated with agriculture.
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The many research and science partners within and among the US Department of Agriculture offer several examples of emerging and breakthrough science and technologies that assure safety, quality, and variety is served on your breakfast plate every morning. Rod Bain looks at some of this research and how it connects with that first meal of the day in this first part of a two part "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Agricultural Research Service Associate Administrator Steve Shafer
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Most of us hear about food related illnesses caused by bacteria, but a growing number of cases are being caused by viruses. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Angela Fraser, Clemson University food safety expert.
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Here is the true, uncensored story of what could be going on in your yard right now. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dolores Savignano with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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You may not realize what you ate for breakfast this morning is connected in some way to scientific research and emerging technologies. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Steve Shafer of USDA's Agricultural Research Service
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Food shoppers are paying even lower prices for food than had been expected. USDA has lowered its forecast for prices. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns, USDA food price economist.
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It's summer. It's time to worm our way into the seedy world of watermelons. Gary Crawford has this so called report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Marianne Gravely, USDA watermelon expert. Tracy Debernard, of C and T Produce in Virginia.
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A prominent chef and restaurant owner says small farmers need a boost so they can fill the growing food needs of restaurants. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kentucky chef/restaurant owner, Edward Lee. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
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How can cattle producers help their herds avoid heat stress, especially in extreme conditions like July's cross-country heat wave? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Eirich of University of Nebraska Extension
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The expansion rate of the cattle herd may be slowing down. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst
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A recent trade mission to Ukraine served as a microcosm of the ag based products our nation offers the world in exports. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse
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The nation's crop insurance program is rapidly expanding in scope, but still costing less than had been projected. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brandon Willis, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency
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