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12/05/2017

  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    The Christmas tree is one of the most enduring holiday traditions. On this edition of AGRICULTURE USA Gary Crawford explores this old holiday standby and takes us on a hunt for that perfect real tree. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Department historical expert, Anne Effland. Christmas tree growers, Jim Gehlsen and Tom Dull. Farm worker, Chris Gray. Plus a bunch of Christmas tree hunters.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    Are the holidays stressing you out? One expert says some of that stress is self-produced and could be reduced. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Ohio State Extension Family Wellness Expert, Dr. Jim Bates. Also Ellen Degeneres.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    What does rule of law have to do with ending world hunger? The probable answer is almost everything. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Howard Buffett, CEO of the Howard Buffett Foundation and newly-appointed sherriff of Macon County, Illinois.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    Your holiday dinner parties don't have to be the kind that your guests waddle away from. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Karen Ensle, Rutgers University Extension nutrition expert. Also a Daffy Duck cameo.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    Color is not the only way to define a fresh cut Christmas tree. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mike Bondi of Oregon State University Extension
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    The family farmers who grow Christmas trees are digging in for a fight to win back consumers who have bought artificial trees. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Marsha Gray with the National Christmas Tree Association. Christmas tree grower, Jim Chapman. Farm worker, Kyle Boyer.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    Agricultural export prospects for this 2018 marketing year are looking brighter than a few months ago, but dimmer than 2017. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    November saw a rapid expansion of U.S. drought coverage. Will this trend continue in December? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    What kind of financial health is the farm sector in? Gary Crawford takes the sector to the doctor for its end of year checkup. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren, "the doctor" Preston.
  • Broadcast Date:
    Tue, December 5, 2017
    A trip by USDA's top trade official confirms a growing demand for U.S. farm and food products in Columbia and Panama. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Under Secretary of Agriculture Ted McKinney.

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