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11/28/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    Many people love this time of year, especially the farmers who grow our Christmas trees. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford visits with an interesting family of growers who have strong opinions about their jobs. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Christmas tree growers, Jim, Diane and David Chapman.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    Eager tourists and jaded locals are equally excited to see the Capitol Christmas Tree arrive in Washington DC, at the end of a three thousand mile journey from Montana. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Stephen Ayers, Architect of the Capitol. Chris Savage, US Forest Service Kootenai National Forest Supervisor. Joanne Crouthamel, tourist from NJ. Laura Lee, DC resident. Mark Souhrada, tourist from Montana. Jillian, tourist from Australia.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    The state that provides the Capitol Christmas Tree gets to enjoy the spotlight -- of course, for the tree, itself, but also for the thousands of ornaments made by groups from around the state. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Sandi Mason, Capitol Christmas Tree project coordinator with the Kootenai National Forest
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    There is a bit of a shortage of real Christmas trees this year, but chances are most of us won't notice it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Christmas tree growers, Jim Chapman, Diane Chapman and Jim Gehlsen. Marsha Gray with the National Christmas Tree Association.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    The experience of holiday gift shopping is undergoing a rapid transformation. Gary Crawford has a list of changes and is checking it twice with an expert. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Barbara O'Neill, Rutgers University Extension financial expert. Matt Shay, CEO of the National Retail Federation.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    Most of us gain a lot of weight over the food filled holidays, but there are some ways to minimize that weight gain. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Karen Ensle, extension nutrition expert at Rutgers University.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    La Nina is officially here. What could it bring for U.S. farmers and for farmers in South America? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA meteorologists, Brad Rippey and Mark Brusberg.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    USDA and the crop insurance industry work together in offering various farm safety net products, like those created through the previous Farm Bill, and those being developed in the next one. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tom Zacharias of National Crop Insurance Services
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    An agricultural technology expert says farmers should be prepared for fast-approaching tech improvements in some of their farm equipment. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Chad Colby
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, November 28, 2017
    Research continues on using non-soybean oilseed crops in conversion of biobased jet fuels. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Aviation consultant Steve Csonka. USDA researcher David Archer.

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