The folks who grow grain and the folks who need to move it and store it will be playing a complicated chess game with that grain during what promises to be a very complex and problematic harvest season. Gary Crawford explains why in this edition of Agriculture USA.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Adam Sparger, economist with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Extension grain storage and quality expert. Plus Moe, Larry and Curly
The Department of Agriculture is providing funds to improve rural water systems nationally and to upgrade infrastructure in rural Alaska villages.
PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Acting Rural Development Under Secretary Doug O’Brien
The 40th anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is cause for celebration. Susan Carter reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter. Kevin Concannon, Food and Nutrition Services Under Secretary. Audrey Rowe, Food and Nutrition Services Administrator
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PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Karen Debord, an Extension Child Development Specialist at Virginia Tech University. Anne Effland, USDA history expert.
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PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tom Scherer of North Dakota State University Extension
Unlocking the gene sequence of a type of eucalyptus tree could mean more fuel, fiber and medicinal oils in the future. Rod Bain reports.
PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Pankaj Jaiswal (pronounced "Pain-kaysh Jays-wall") and Steve Strauss of Oregon State University
Pollinators are an essential link in agricultural production. Susan Carter has the story how that link is threatened by the decline of pollinator populations.
PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Dr. James Strange, USDA Agricultural Research Service
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PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis
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PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Margaret Van Ginkel of Iowa State University Extension
This harvest season could resemble a chess game with the players moving grain back and forth, trying to make everything work. Gary Crawford has more.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Iowa State University Extension grain storage and quality expert, Charles Hurburgh. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey