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  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    As drought potential grows in the Dakotas, and parts of Montana and Minnesota, so do concerns about summer crops and pasture conditions. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    There were adjustments up in monthly winter wheat production and yield forecasts, but what does this mean for USDA's year over year projections? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Chief Economist Rob Johansson
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    A complete soil survey of the entire United States will soon be available after years of cooperative effort to create this web based database. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Paul Reich of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    The buzzes of bees may someday allow farmers to easily measure bee numbers on their farms and make decisions accordingly. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Nicole Miller-Struttman, Webster University biologist.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    The average American eats the same amount of asparagus today as in 1960, only 1.6 pounds a year. Gary Crawford's report may bring that up...or down. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Laura Popielski with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Jemima Packington, famous "asparamancer".
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    As proposed mergers of major seed and agrichemical corporations are under review, there are questions what such mergers may mean for ag producers and consumers in terms of price, markets, and innovation. Rod Bain talks with farm industry leaders and an economic researcher about some of the considerations connected to agribusiness mergers in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. USDA economist Jim MacDonald. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017
    The nomination period soon begins for the annual election of Farm Service Agency County Committee members. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017
    When a scientist loses his job, what does he do? He starts a farm and makes a go of it. Gary Crawford has the story from a farmers market in Washington. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Pennsylvania farmer, Peter Siwick.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017
    Technologically speaking, great strides have been made in agriculture. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chip Bowling, USFRA Vice Chair and Maryland crop farmer. Beverly Flores, North American Media Relations and Communications, John Deere. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017
    The U.S. deer farming industry is small, but it is growing. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Shawn Schafer, CEO of the North American Deer Farmers Association. Hank Dimuzio, deer farmer in Vermont.

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