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10/17/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    Coffee is enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity. On this edition of "Agriculture USA", Gary Crawford presents some perspectives on the prices we are paying for coffee these days. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Coffee growers, Arondo Holmes and David Robinson. USDA economist, Annemarie Kuhns.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    The forecasts for this year's apple and pears crops offer a variety of information on production and price. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economist Agnes Perez
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    Does having two pears beat three of a kind? One expert says more of us ought to try pears in all kinds of food dishes. A skeptical Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford , "peared up" with horticultural expert, Janet Tenney and Laura Popielski, with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    October is Firewood Awareness Month, which is a perfect time to think about ways you can prevent the spread of invasive pests through firewood transport. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Leigh Greenwood of The Nature Conservancy
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    In many areas of the country it is not too late to plant new grass seed. In fact, fall is usually better than spring for that. Gary Crawford has this seedy story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    Most of us fight the war against weeds in our yards in the spring and summer, but that may not be the best time. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension lawn expert, Dennis Patton. ( No, not General Patton)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    The amount of acres in the US planted with soybeans is catching up, and could possibly surpass the acreage planted with corn. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    Hurricane Irma significantly damaged the citrus crop in Florida, which could have repercussion for the rest of the country. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. USDA Florida State Statistician, Mark Hudson
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    A recent look at how the Agriculture Department collects county-wide farm data offers a vision on how improve upon this and, in turn, improve report accuracy. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Linda Young of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 17, 2017
    US dry pea, lentil, and pulse acreage has expanded in recent years, thanks to risk management based tools and education for growers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tim McGreevy of the US Dry Pea And Lentil Council and American Pulse Association

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