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Nov 13, 2012
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Global crop shortfall not comparable to 2008 crisis?

With world production of many crops down from last year, are we going to see major food problems in the world and unrest as we did in 2008?...More
Nov 13, 2012
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Genetic boost may help cotton resist nematodes

USDA researchers have found genetic markers that could help develop cotton varieties resistant to two forms of nematode pest....More
Aug 7, 2012
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How useful is USDA's supply and demand estimate? - audio

The World Agricultural Supply And Demand Estimates is one of USDA's most important monthly reports, yet as more private commodity forecasting services are available, there are questions about the usefulness of the WASDE. Rod Bain looks at the history of the WASDE and a recent study on its impacts on commodity markets in this edition of Agriculture USA with World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Gerry Bangeand USDA Economist Michael Adjemian....More
Aug 7, 2012
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How USDA's supply and demand reports come together - audio

An important monthly world supply and demand estimate report from USDA takes a coordinated effort to put together. Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Gerry Bange report....More
Aug 7, 2012
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Winter wheat harvest nearly complete - audio

Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, says winter wheat harvest is just about complete and spring wheat harvest is just about half done....More
Feb 21, 2012
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Rural road wars — what farmers can do

With more and more non-farmers sharing rural roads with farmers and their machinery, how can farmers avoid nasty accidents?...More
Feb 1, 2012
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Crop prices up in January

Even with some ups and downs in commodity markets over the last month, prices for most commodities are solidly ahead of this time a year ago....More
Oct 25, 2011
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USDA cutting some statistical and commodity reports (audio)

Farmers and others involved in U.S. agriculture may be getting less information this year from USDA on dozens of specialty commodities and agricultural enterprises. USDA’s Gary Crawford reports with Joe Prusacki of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service....More
Oct 5, 2011
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Trade agreements will help producers - Vilsack (audio)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has begun pushing for passage of three pending free trade agreements sent this week by President Obama to Congress. USDA’s Gary Crawford reports with Secretary Vilsack. (audio)...More
Oct 4, 2011
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Farm equipment thefts rising (audio)

More farmers are waking up in the morning to find equipment and tools have been stolen. USDA's Gary Crawford and Kenny Perry, Kentucky Extension agent, report....More
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