Unmanned aerial devices are offering farmers new ways to obtain data and implement precision agricultural practices. Yet there are some safety concerns with these technologies. Rod Bain looks at the growing interest in aerial tech in farming in this edition of "Agriculture USA".
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, USDA researcher, Steve Thomson. Private consultant for the unmanned aerial industry, Ben Worley
The Agriculture Department is proposing some new actions that could prevent thousands of illnesses every year related to poultry. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Al Almanza
If you live in the central or eastern U.S., you may not have noticed that last year was a record warm year for the world. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist.
Mold and mildew can pose all sorts of problems in your home. Rod Bain learns prevention tips from an expert in this report.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Claudette Reichel of Louisiana State University Extension
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You may be a producer facing upcoming sales closing dates for two new crop insurance programs created under the Farm Bill. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis
The price information source for many farmers celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with an eye to the future. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Charles Parrott of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service
Why are farmers and ranchers increasingly interested in the concept and application of aerial technologies for their operations? Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ben Worley, aerial tech industry member.
Voluntary nutrient management standards help farmers assure their soils have essential nutrients and good health. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Wayne Honeycutt of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service