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06/13/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, June 13, 2017
    After four decades of cutting back on eating eggs, Americans are now reversing that trend. Gary Crawford finds out why in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Anne Alonzo, President of the American Egg Board. Howard Helmer, record breaking omelet maker and egg promoter.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, June 13, 2017
    Although more biobased products are available to us as consumers, we may still not know the broad scope of these products that are available. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Wes Bolson
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, June 13, 2017
    Whether you visit in person or online, a new app for mobile devices explains the layout and highlights of Washington DC's National Arboretum. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Scott Aker of USDA's Agricultural Research Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, June 13, 2017
    The Agriculture Secretary made his first international trip recently, discussing two ag trade issues with his Canadian counterpart. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, 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

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