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08/15/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 15, 2017
    The total solar eclipse is coming -- are you ready? Stephanie Ho has some useful information, and tells you where to go online to get more details. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Vanessa Griffin, NOAA. Martin Knopp, Department of Transportation. Heidi McAllister, US Forest Service. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA. Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Clips from "Barabbas," Bugs Bunny and "Little Shop of Horrors," as well as music from Bonnie Tyler and Pink Floyd.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 15, 2017
    If you pack a lunch for your child to take to school, there are some ways to make sure that lunch doesn't cause sickness. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, August 15, 2017
    If you think you know all about cherries, you are probably right, but just in case, Gary Crawford has some cherry chitchat in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski, with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, 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:
    Tue, August 15, 2017
    USDA researchers recently looked at how connecting conservation compliance with crop insurance in the current Farm Bill may have changed farmer incentives. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Roger Claassen of the Economic Research Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, August 15, 2017
    What are some benefits and drawbacks for cattle producers considering creep feeding calves transitioning from mother's milk to solid food? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Travis Meteer of University of Illinois Extension

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