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  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Younger generation's abilities to tell the story of agriculture will grow in importance in the coming years, according to the Agriculture Secretary. Rod Bain reports. PARTCIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Have you ever wanted to raise chickens in your own yard? Backyard chicken raising is a growing trend, but, as Stephanie Ho reports, there are some important issues all owners need to be aware of. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chrislyn Wood Nicholson, USDA Veterinary Medical Officer
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Research is ongoing into the potential of winter pea as an alternative crop to winter wheat in dryland farming rotations. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Bill Schillinger of Washington State University
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    A modified manure application system, and when it is applied, could result in increased crop yields and lower fertilizer costs. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Glen Arnold and Sam Custer of Ohio State University Extension.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    If you think you already know everything about apples, you may be right. But, just in case, listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Guest cameos from Bing Crosby, Mae West and Don Ameche.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    You may think that's it's just a sci-fi movie plot, but people are being taken over by giant plants. Gary Crawford has this report. **for more info on giant pumpkin growing, go to bigpumpkins.com** PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Bob Liggett, Ohio pumpkin grower. Ron Wallace of Rhode Island, former North American Giant Pumpkin record holder
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    This Halloween many of us will carve jack -o- lanterns, dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. Gary Crawford explores the origins of these things. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Anne Effland, USDA historical expert.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    The week prior to Halloween recognizes the importance of bats in many aspects of our lives, as consumers of insects, and as pollinators. However, many may be too frightened by bat stigmas to see the beneficial impacts of these winged mammals. Rod Bain and friends offer a "bat-o-rama" of fun and facts in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Colleen Madrid of the US Forest Service. Rob Mies (Pronounced My-ess) of the Organization for Bat Conservation. Guest appearances by various celebrities and icons.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Is beef cattle expansion being put on hold for a while? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    These days, more than ever, parents need to make sure their little trick or treaters have a happy, safe Halloween. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and University of Kentucky Extension Child Development Specialist David Weisenhorn.

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