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02/21/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    Whether it's on the farm or within the local business community, rural citizens in their 20's and 30's are demonstrating their leadership and communication abilities, as well as their passion to make where they live and work a better place for all. Rod Bain shares examples of young rural leaders in action in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Ag producers Katie Roth, Emily Buck, Jeremy Brown, and Lauren Schwab. Economic development consultants Gabe Schwartzman and Tim Lampkin. Whitney Kimball-Coe of the National Rural Assembly.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    A new generation of rural entrepreneurs is using new marketing and technologies to bring business to their communities. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Economic development consultants Gabe Schwartzman and Tim Lampkin.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    Jesse Owens' granddaughter talks about his legacy at a Black History Month program at USDA. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho; Jesse Owens' granddaughter and FCC Secretary Marlene Dortch; archival audio
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    If you're having trouble trying to figure out your taxes, you may qualify for some free help right in your own community. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Joanne Bankston, extension economics expert at Kentucky State University. Plus comedians, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    A USDA entomologist says monitoring gardens as part of an integrated pest management strategy is perhaps more essential in an urban setting. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Don Weber of the Agricultural Research Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    There is a growing niche industry for llamas and alpacas raised around the world, including the US. Rod Bain covers camelids in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Robert Van Sant of Penn State University Extension. A Cinema Camelid. And Rodney Dangerfield.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    As lawmakers begin the process of crafting the next farm bill, they are getting expert opinions on the current farm financial picture. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Dr. Nathan Kauffman with Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Dr. Scott Brown and Dr. Patrick Westhoff with University of Missouri. Dr. Joe Outlaw with Texas A & M.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    What are the prospects for the farm sector over the next ten years? USDA has a new report that tries to answer that question. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and David Stallings, USDA economist.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    What happened to the value of farmland last year and what is likely to happen in 2017? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dan Bigelow, USDA economist.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, February 21, 2017
    Consumer demand and higher returns are prompting our nation's citrus industry to plant and grow more tangerines and tangelos. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Mark Hudson of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

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