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10/06/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    * - ATTN: STATIONS - Please Do Not Air This Story After 3 PM EDT Saturday, October 7. Thank You. - * Forecasters have a better idea of the location of the landfall, and the intensity of the latest named tropical storm as it approaches the US mainland. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Eric Luebehusen)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    * - ATTN: STATIONS - Please Do Not Air This Story After 3 PM EDT Saturday, October 7. Thank You. - * The forecasted track of an incoming tropical storm could mean minimal impacts, even benefits, to crops in its path. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Eric Luebehusen)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    The nation's major wheat growing areas offer illustrations of the recent shifts in parts of the country covered by excessive dryness and drought. (Rod Bain and USDA meteoroloigst, Brad Rippey)
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    Fri, October 6, 2017
    Data collection has wrapped up for USDA's upcoming crop production report. (Gary Crawford and Lance Honig)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    Forecasts for corn and soybean crop production have been all over the place this season, but history proves USDA's October forecasts are usually very accurate. (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    Reductions are reported in nutrient and sediment runoff into Lake Erie, thanks to conservation efforts of ag producers in the Lake's western basin. (Rod Bain and Martin Lowenfish of the Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    Martin Lowenfish of USDA-NRCS talks about two Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) reports looking at farm conservation practices and their positive impacts on Lake Erie.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    Martin Lowenfish of the Natural Resources Conservation Service explains recent farm conservation efforts by NRCS and Western Lake Eric Basin producers to cut nutrient runoff into the lake.
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    Fri, October 6, 2017
    USDA's estimates for this year indicate US pear production will decline for the fourth consecutive year. (Rod Bain and USDA economist, Agnes Perez)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Fri, October 6, 2017
    Online sales of groceries are still a tiny percentage of total grocery sales. Why is that? (Gary Crawford, Mark Matthews and Abby Okrent)