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Keeping Eyes Peeled for the Perils of Potato Production

00:05:00.042 2019-11-12   
"Not for the faint hearted". That's how one potato farmer describes the potato growing business. Faint hearted Gary Crawford has more on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Phil Hickman, Virginia potato grower. President Donald Trump.

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Fostering Centers of Community Prosperity

00:02:43.761 2019-11-12   
USDA is joining forces with land grant universities, rural and underserved communities and other partners to increase resources and support in local prosperity efforts. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement Director Mike Beatty

Has that Turkey Been in the Freezer for Years? How Safe is it to Eat?

00:03:00.062 2019-11-12   
Did you just find in your freezer a turkey that's been in there for years? Is it still OK to cook and eat? Gary Crawford has an answer from an expert.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.

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A "Hot" Holiday Decoration - Ornamental Peppers

00:02:45.616 2019-11-12   
More people are discovering peppers grown as outdoor ornamental landscape plants can also decorate the holiday decor indoors. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Gary Bachman of Mississippi State University Extension

Considering Care for that Holiday Cactus

00:02:57.632 2019-11-12   
Is Thanksgiving time too early to consider care of a Christmas cactus? Not if it's a Thanksgiving cactus. Confused? Rod Bain talks cacti care and considerations with an Extension expert in this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Sandra Mason of University of Illinois Extension

Shoppers Seeing New Types of Potatoes

00:03:00.062 2019-11-12   
Potato farmers and others in the U.S. potato industry are working on ways to boost sagging U.S. per capita potato consumption. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Virginia potato farmer and chairman of PotatoesUSA, Phil Hickman. Renee O'Brien with PotatoesUSA.

Recap of Ag Trade Mission to Mexico

00:02:21.531 2019-11-12   
The Agriculture Secretary provides the highlights from USDA's latest agricultural trade mission - this time in Mexico. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue

The Final Tab on Fiscal Year 2019 Agricultural Trade

00:02:27.278 2019-11-12   
How did American agriculture do in the export market during this past trading year? Gary Crawford has the final worrisome numbers in this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kamron Daugherty, USDA trade economist.

USDA Makes Very Few Changes to its Previous Crop Estimates

00:02:30.047 2019-11-12   
When it comes to the latest round of USDA crop reports, is no news really good news? Gary Crawford has somewhat of an answer in this report.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

USDA Offerings Available under Domestic Hemp Production Program

00:02:27.408 2019-11-12   
Most producers of industrial hemp will be eligible for USDA conservation, risk management, and loan programs starting next year. Rod Bain reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey.

U.S. Potatoes Are Appealing to More Foreign Consumers

00:02:34.070 2019-11-12   
U.S. potato growers have their eyes on boosting sales in other countries. Gary Crawford has more.

PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Virginia potato grower, Phil Hickman. President Donald Trump.
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