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  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    How can direct and local farm businesses take advantage of social media to help boost both their customer profile and sales during the expanding holiday season? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ginger Myers of University of Maryland Extension
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Encounters with unauthorized drones in restricted flight areas over wildfires can seriously hamper firefighting efforts. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. US Forest Service National Interagency Fire Center's Jennifer Jones. Todd Abel, Operations Section Chief for Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    We still have weeks to go before most of the soybean harvest begins, but right now USDA says it could be a record harvest. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Summer is the season for watermelons. If you want to know the best ways to buy them, cut them and store, this report from Gary Crawford could help. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Will this season's final harvests come out the way the early USDA forecasts have them? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    Americans are eating more blackberries than ever before. Gary Crawford has a report that may offer some reasons for the recent surge in consumption. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski, with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    The nation's beekeepers are trying to create new bee colonies to keep up with continued losses of those colonies. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Joshua O'Rear, USDA statistician. Jay Evans, with USDA's bee research laboratory in Maryland.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    As the US and companion nations in the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiate this trade deal, what are some of the objectives for both our nation's negotiators, and the American farm and food sectors, when it comes to agricultural trade with Canada and Mexico? Rod Bain looks at ag based objectives in the upcoming NAFTA modernization talks in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Colorado Farm Bureau Federation President Don Shawcroft. Reggie Brown of the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange. William Westman of the North American Meat Institute. Ben Conner of US Wheat Associates. Melissa San Miguel of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    A total eclipse of the sun can be a little frightening if you don't know what's happening. That's why Stephanie Ho tells you more about it. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Vanessa Griffin, NOAA. Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Heidi McAllister, US Forest Service. Clips from Bugs Bunny and "Little Shop of Horrors" movie.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    In the face of tough financial conditions, farmers are doing what they can to cut expenses. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Seth Meyer, USDA Outlook Board Chairman. Dr. Joe Outlaw, Texas A and M agricultural economist.

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