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STATIONS - Please stop airing this story after 6 PM Saturday, July 4th. Thanks. The Agriculture Secretary heads a Presidential delegation at the World's Fair in Italy as part of July Fourth celebrations at the Milan Expo. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)
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Investors have a growing and diverse wealth of opportunities to invest in rural communities and economies, according to the Agriculture Secretary. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack cites examples of partnerships between USDA and private investors to expand infrastructure investment in rural areas.
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Drought for some parts of the country is a distant memory, but for other areas it remains a significant issue. (Susan Carter and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, talks about the agricultural impacts shown in the latest drought monitor.
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USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says there’s not much change to California and the Great Basin areas during June in terms of drought impact.
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USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the national weather forecast for the July 4th holiday weekend and beyond.
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USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, tells what happened in the Northwest during the month of June.
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More montioring and sampling of wild migratory birds will occur in coming months as part of Avian Influenza control efforts. (Rod Bain and Dr. Thomas Gidlewski of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)
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Thomas Gidlewski of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains how partners will increase migratory bird surveillance.
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USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low and very low income rural residents. (Susan Carter and Rural Housing Administrator Tony Hernandez)
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Rural Housing Administrator Tony Hernandez relays the story of a Vermont family who became first time homeowners because of help from the Agriculture Department's Rural Development housing programs.
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A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History in Washington DC tells the story of "American Enterprise" and agriculture's pivotal role in the growth of commerce, trade, technology, and our nation. Rod Bain looks at this exhibit in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. John Gray, David Allison, and Peter Liebhold of the Smithsonian's Museum of American History. Nancy Kavazanjian
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USDA's latest look at food prices shows as a whole, and for most categories, we paid less in May than the previous month. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and economist Annemarie Kuhns
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USDA has launched a new system to monitor dams and warn people about possible problems with those dams. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Jason Weller, Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service
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A new Museum of American History shows the history of how we as consumers, and our country, benefit from business and agriculture. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. David Allison and Peter Liebhold of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History
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Many of us end up wasting a lot of time and money on landscaping because we make some common mistakes and mess-ups. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Mary Kay Malinoski, University of Maryland Extension plant and insect expert.
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If you want to plant a pumpkin in your garden in time for Halloween in October, you need to plant it by around July Fourth. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Rosie Lerner of Purdue University Extension. Jack Skellington and Santa Claus.
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A new report indicates that hog producers are charting a change in course for the rest of the year. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst.
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A risk management tool for dairy producers is holding its enrollment period. Rod Bain has more about the Margin Protection Program in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini
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Growers, you need to look at your contract, and do your research, to see if you can save seed with expiring contracts for future planting. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Paul Goeringer of University of Maryland Extension
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This year's cherry harvest is impacted by weather events, with production down for both sweet and tart cherries. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
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A new Smithsonian Museum of American History exhibition salutes the role of agriculture in the development of American enterprise. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Peter Liebhold
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