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10/31/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Two Georgia matriarchs are making plans to keep inherited properties, with farm and forestry operations over a century old on each, as a family legacy. And part of their plan uses various USDA programs to make their lands economically and environmentally sustainable now, and in the future. Rod Bain looks at these efforts in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Sandra Cummings. Gwendolyn Jones West.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    The California wildfires hit some of the country's top wine growing regions. Most of the grapes had already been harvested before the fires hit, but as Stephanie Ho reports, one potential issue for the fruit that was still on the vine is smoke taint. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho; Rhonda Smith, viticulture farm adviser with UC Cooperative Extension in Sonoma County; Steve Rannekleiv, global sector strategist for beverages, Rabobank.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Demand is growing for increased internet connectivity in rural America, and a significant reason is economic growth. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jannine Miller, Senior Advisor to the Agriculture Secretary. Nick Tindall of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Have you ever wanted to raise chickens in your own yard? Backyard chicken raising is a growing trend, but, as Stephanie Ho reports, there are some important issues all owners need to be aware of. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Chrislyn Wood Nicholson, USDA Veterinary Medical Officer
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    It was once called "The Marvel Apple of the Age" and the "king" of apples, but slowly the Red Delicious apple is being dethroned. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Doug Raines with USDA's Appalachian Fruit Research Lab in Kearneysville, West Virginia. Also legendary movie actress, Bette Davis
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Kale is making its way from relative obscurity to becoming a so called "trendy" food. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Kale expert, Janet Tenney.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Younger generation's abilities to tell the story of agriculture will grow in importance in the coming years, according to the Agriculture Secretary. Rod Bain reports. PARTCIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Dairy producers are also incorporating big data technologies to be more efficient and productive, similar to those found in precision row crop ag. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and dairy farmer Joe Kelsay
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Researchers are looking inside the areas of ticks that carry infectious germs - and the bacteria behind a potentially fatal disease for cattle. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Bill Stich of the University of Missouri
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, October 31, 2017
    Research is ongoing into the potential of winter pea as an alternative crop to winter wheat in dryland farming rotations. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Bill Schillinger of Washington State University

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