Areas that got rain relief are headed back into drought. (Susan Carter and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, talks about the visible impact of the return of hot dry weather conditions to the south.
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, is keeping an eye on areas that had a bounty of rain and are now turning hot and dry.
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says there are two primary weather systems traversing across the country.
The western wildfire situation remains quite serious in the Pacific Coast states. (Susan Carter and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says wildfires have burned acreage of vegetation.
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the week two weather forecast.
How should we handle receipts and utility bills when it comes to record keeping purposes? (Rod Bain and Karen Chan)
A three file approach is best to organize important records, bills, and documents - whether in paper form or electronically. (Rod Bain and Karen Chan)
Retired Extension specialist Karen Chan gives examples of what should be considered documents and records that should be part of permanent storage - lifelong records that are readily available.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement talks in Hawaii may be over, but officials say negotiations will continue on several levels. (Gary Crawford and Ambassador Michael Froman)
One of the unresolved issues at last week's Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations was an agricultural issue. (Gary Crawford, Michael Froman and Tim Groser)
More farmers are using cover crops as they better understand the economic and environmental benefits. What tools are now available to assist producers raising cover crops? Rod Bain looks at the expansion of cover crops in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jane DeMarchie of the American Seed Trade Association. Lauren Cartwright and Bryon Kirwin of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Roger Burton of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
New reports and surveys continue to show that more of us are buying more of our food from local farmers at farmers markets. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Anne Alonzo, Administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Kathy Debernard, Virginia farmer.
More of us are discovering edible flowers and how we can grow and prepare them for out eating enjoyment. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Cyndi Lauderdale of North Carolina Cooperative Extension
There are many do it yourself projects that we can do successfully, but getting rid of bedbugs is not one of them. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Mary Kay Malinoski, University of Maryland Extension specialist.
Research on treating peanuts to reduce or remove allergens is good news for those with peanut allergies. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Dr. Jianmei Yu of North Carolina A and T University. North Carolina A and T President Harold Martin.
Are you lazy? Do you hate cutting the lawn when the weather is so hot? If so, listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. University of Maryland Extension plant and insect expert, Mary Kay Malinoski. Plus Moe and Curly Howard.
After a meeting of top trade people failed to finalize a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in Hawaii, what's next? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman. New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser.
How big will this season's harvests be and how strong will demand be for those crops? We will soon have a more solid idea of that. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lance Honig, Chief of the Crops Branch of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Seth Meyer, Chairman of USDA's World Outlook Board.
Farmers, if you use cover crops as part of your rotation, consider testing of cover crop seed to assure quality and accurate labeling. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Roger Burton and Elizabeth Tatum of USDA's Agricutlural Marketing Service Seed Regulatory and Testing Division. Jane DeMarchi of the American Seed Trade Association.
The Agriculture Secretary says there were lessons learned from recent bird flu outbreaks that will help deal with any future incidents. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack
How is the state of Iowa handling the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza? It's being treated like a natural disaster. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad