What are some of the trends of farm land ownership according to a USDA study? (Rod Bain and Hubert Hamer of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Hubert Hamer of USDA's National Agricultural Stastistics Service explains the purpose of the Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land survey and some history of this type of survey.
Hubert Hamer of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service summarizes some of the highlights from the recent Tenant, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) survey.
What has been the growth in value in land and buildings for farmland landlords, and growth in rent received, since 1999? (Rod Bain and Hubert Hamer of USDA's National Agricultrual Statistics Service)
How might results of a recent USDA survey on land ownership and transition of ag lands help in regards to policy making and economic forecasts. (Rod Bain and Hubert Hamer of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Here are some highlights from Monday's USDA Agricultural Prices Report, covering July. (Gary Crawford)
For the condition of the nation's corn and soybean crops, it's steady as she goes. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
Problems in Texas are bringing the national condition rating for cotton down just a bit. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with a look at the spring wheat harvest progress.
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with a look at harvest progress for rice.
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with a look at how the peanut crop is shaping up.
Once again the Forest Service is having to take money from other activities to pay the skyrocketing costs of fighting this season's wildfires. (Gary Crawford, Ag. Secy' Tom Vilsack and Senator Ron Wyden)
It's been a decade since the most destructive storm ever to hit the U.S. ravaged New Orleans and the Gulf region. On this edition of "Agriculture USA" Rod Bain and Gary Crawford revisit Hurricane Katrina with a look at USDA response efforts in that storm and how those efforts helped improve responses to later incidents like Super Storm Sandy. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Gary Crawford. President Barack Obama. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. Former Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner. Former Agriculture Secretaries Mike Johanns and Ed Schafer. Former USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White.
The costs of fighting wildfires this season are once again exceeding the Forest Service's firefighting budget. Gary Crawford has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden
Will the weather in the fall months help wildfire suppression in the Northwest, and lower wildfire potential in Southern California? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey
Schools are serving more nutritious meals. One expert says if we are packing a lunch for our kids, we should do the same. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University Extension food and nutrition specialist.
Many school districts are starting this new school year with fewer resources, but more challenges. This has business leaders concerned. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Knowing where to put things and how to organize items goes a long way in avoiding a clutter pile. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and retired University of Illinois Extension expert, Karen Chan
U.S. farms will generate much less income this year and this could affect not only farmers, but others in rural communities. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Warren Preston with USDA's Office of Chief Economist. Gary Farrell with the Agricultural Retailers Association.
It's the next level in voluntary conservation efforts to protect the habitat of a threatened bird species out West. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Jason Weller
Prospects for U.S. agricultural exports continue to decline. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Senior Economist Warren Preston. Plus snippets from USDA's Chief Economist Rob Johansson, USDA economist, Sharon Sydow and former Chief Economist Joe Glauber.
Lower crop prices and lower farm incomes will trigger higher than expected government farm program payments. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Warren Preston, Senior Economist with USDA's Office of Chief Economist. Representative Frank Lucas. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Owners of small poultry flocks need to be on guard to protect their birds from winter's chill and its impacts on the birds' health. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Brigid McCrea of Delaware State University Extension. A celebrity rooster.