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03/28/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    Four Southern Plains states hit by devastating wildfires in early March are on the road to recovery, thanks to a multitude of relief efforts, including programs available through local USDA offices in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Rod Bain recaps the impacts of these wildfires, and the wide range support offered to impacted livestock producers and landowners in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Texas rancher Trent Cadra. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. Gene Hall of the Texas Farm Bureau. Farm Service Agency Acting Deputy Administrator Steve Peterson. Natural Resources Conservation Service Acting Chief Leonard Jordan. Texas sheep farmer Bob Buchholz.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    A decade's long downward trend in our consumption of one popular food item seems to be reversing itself. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Annemarie Kuhns. USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    Cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C. almost didn't happen. Stephanie Ho tells the little known history of Japan's first cherry tree gift to the US people. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Agriculture Quarantine Inspection National Coordinator Bob Griffin
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    If you are looking to hire a lawn care company, Gary Crawford has this report with expert tips on how to go about finding a good company. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    Does spring-like weather inspire you to get out and do some yard work? An expert has some advice about that in this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension yard and garden expert, Dennis Patton.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    Woodsy Owl continues to promote conservation and pollution prevention, with 2017 expected to be a busy year in those regards. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Tamberly Conway of the US Forest Service. Guest appearances including Smokey Bear.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    As considerations begin on a new Farm Bill, also being considered is the ag producer's risk management toolbox of the future. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Former Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner. Mary Kay Thatcher of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Rob Larew of the National Farmers Union. Jim Mulhern of the National Milk Producers Federation.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    Many of USDA's mission areas work with other federal agencies to address sanitary and phytosanitary trade barriers to US ag exports. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Robert Macke
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    As concerns about water supplies grow, so do opportunities to learn about practices and technologies that make irrigation systems more efficient. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey. Jon Farner of The Irrigation Association.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, March 28, 2017
    A combination of strategies can benefit growers when it comes to control and managing weeds in the fields. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Patrick Tranel of the University of Illinois

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