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03/21/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    Some of advertising's most familiar slogans come from commodity research and promotion programs overseen by the US Department of Agriculture and paid for by farmers who contribute a small percentage of their receipts. These producer "checkoffs" pay for research efforts, consumer education and marketing of many farm products. Rod Bain takes a look at research and promotion programs in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Dana Coale of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Jim Percival of the American Lamb Board. Farm broadcaster Max Armstrong. John Motter of the United Soybean Board. Appearances by various celebrities.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    Those familiar ads for products like pork and beef are products of research and promotion programs funded by farmers' "checkoffs". Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Dana Coale of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Crew members of a highly decorated starship.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    What are slow-growing chickens, and why would anyone want one on their dinner table? Stephanie Ho has more in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Purdue University poultry geneticist William Muir. Perdue Farms VP Bruce Stewart-Brown.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    The winter may have done some damage to the trees in your yard. How do you evaluate the damage and repair it? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension Horticulturist.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    What are some ways you can save more water when it comes to your home, lawn and garden? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Daniels of University of Arkansas Extension.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    A new generation of food shoppers, the so called "millennial" generation is shaking up the supermarket industry. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Andrew Harig with the Food Marketing Institute
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    Most of the country can expect very little threat of flooding this Spring, with some notable exceptions. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    Peach, blueberry and ornamental plant growers are keeping close tabs on their crops after significant freeze events earlier this month. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    The Livestock Indemnity Program is one way USDA can provide help to Southern Plains producers impacted by recent wildfires. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Acting Deputy Administrator Steve Peterson
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 21, 2017
    Over the last 30 years have crop prices consistently fallen right after the release of USDA crop and grain stocks reports? Gary Crawford has the answer. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Lance Honig with USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service

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