Tropical Storm Bearing Down on Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Cindy is bearing down on the Gulf Coast. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, talks about the rain and flooding potential of tropical storm Cindy from now into the weekend.  The Midwest will get moisture from the combination of Tropical Storm Cindy and another cold front, but there will be nothing for the dry Northern Plains.

Rural Prosperity Task Force Holds First Meeting

A special task force on rural prosperity has begun its work. Gary Crawford and Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Trade Rep. Promises Better Trade Deals/Better Enforcement of Deals.  The U.S. Trade Representative says he’ll work for better new trade deals and better enforcement of current agreements. Gary Crawford and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer.

A Wheat Farmer’s Farm Bill Priorities-Crop Insurance & Research

The Pro’s and Con’s of Producing the Best Quality Wheat in the World.  U.S. wheat growers produce the best quality wheat in the world and they are proud of that, but sometimes it puts them at a disadvantage.

Ron Suppes, Kansas wheat grower, telling the House Agriculture Committee, two of his top priorities he’d like to see emphasized in the next farm bill–crop insurance & research.

USDA Continuing To Increase Scrutiny of Regulations

The USDA evaluation of all its various regulations is continuing.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue telling the Delta Council in Cleveland, Mississippi, a few of the approaches to boosting rural populations and economies.  Gary Crawford and Secretary Sonny Perdue.