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10/24/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    The week prior to Halloween recognizes the importance of bats in many aspects of our lives, as consumers of insects, and as pollinators. However, many may be too frightened by bat stigmas to see the beneficial impacts of these winged mammals. Rod Bain and friends offer a "bat-o-rama" of fun and facts in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Colleen Madrid of the US Forest Service. Rob Mies (Pronounced My-ess) of the Organization for Bat Conservation. Guest appearances by various celebrities and icons.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    Mid-October events such as World Food Day and the World Food Prize place a focus on reducing global hunger and increasing food security worldwide. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Pope Francis. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Former Agriculture Secretaries Ann Veneman and Mike Johanns. World Food Prize Foundation President Kenneth Quinn. 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Adesina.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    These days, more than ever, parents need to make sure their little trick or treaters have a happy, safe Halloween. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and University of Kentucky Extension Child Development Specialist David Weisenhorn.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    You may think that's it's just a sci-fi movie plot, but people are being taken over by giant plants. Gary Crawford has this report. **for more info on giant pumpkin growing, go to bigpumpkins.com** PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Bob Liggett, Ohio pumpkin grower. Ron Wallace of Rhode Island, former North American Giant Pumpkin record holder
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    This Halloween many of us will carve jack -o- lanterns, dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. Gary Crawford explores the origins of these things. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Anne Effland, USDA historical expert.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    If you think you already know everything about apples, you may be right. But, just in case, listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Guest cameos from Bing Crosby, Mae West and Don Ameche.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    After years of controversy, the USDA is dropping its controversial proposed rules governing livestock transactions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Former Under Secretary Ed Avalos. Current Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    Is beef cattle expansion being put on hold for a while? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    Precision agriculture technologies and strategies continue to grow in the fields along with the crops, but there is a potential obstacle to this growth. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Nick Tindall of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Jannine Miller, Senior Advisor to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 24, 2017
    Insect control. In some cases, pollination. Those are some of the benefits bats can offer farmers and backyard gardeners. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Colleen Madrid of the US Forest Service. Rob Mies (Pronounced My-ess) of the Organization for Bat Conservation.

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