Increasing acreage of an iconic Southeastern tree species over the last five years is cause for celebration. However, it also leads to the question of how this momentum needs to continue going forward. Rod Bain and others look for answers to this question in this edition of "Agriculture USA".
PARTICIPANTS: Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. USDA Under Agriculture Secretary Robert Bonnie. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Florida Forest Service Director Jim Karels. Dr. Salem Saloom, Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Conner and Brian Yablonski of Gulf Power.
With stores starting their holiday displays in September, it's only fitting that we look at next year's food prices right now. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Annemarie Kuhns. Humorists, Jeanne Robertson and Jeff Foxworthy.
A Southern native tree is rebounding after a century of decline; but what will it take to continue restoration of the Longleaf Pine ecosystem? Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Sec'y Tom Vilsack. Under Agriculture Sec'y Robert Bonnie. Interior Deputy Sec'y Michael Conner. Florida Forest Service Director Jim Karels. Interior Deputy Sec'y Dr. Salem Saloom.
Summer trips to the country warrant views of roadside wildflowers...or are weeds? Rod Bain and a plant expert take a closer look in this report.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Bill Curran of Penn State University Extension
Your child, even you parents, can benefit from an extension based program that develops critical thinking skills. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Bridgit Mouchon (pronounced "Moo-Shawn") and Mary Huser of University of Wisconsin Extension
Rural America is getting a multibillion dollar shot in the arm from a noted ag-related lender. Susan Carter has the story on CoBank’s hefty investment fund.
PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter. Agriculture Sec'y Tom Vilsack and Robert Engel, CoBank CEO
Rural communities could see more investment money for needed projects as a result of a recent special conference. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Ken Wilson of BlackRock. Bob Engel with CoBank.
Farmers, what environmental and perhaps economic benefits might you see from improved calculations of carbon in your soil? Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Hero (pronounced "Hair-o") Gollany of USDA's Agricultural Research Service
If you are a cattle producer, having plans to battle summer heat and humidity is important to keep your livestock healthy. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rob Eirich (pronounced "Eric") of University of Nebraska Extension