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Todays Radio News

The top U.S. trade official says the debate and controversy over the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is more contentious than some had expected. (Gary Crawford and Ambassador Michael Froman)
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Dairy farmers have until the end of September to enroll in a USDA risk management offering covering their margins next year. (Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Val Dolcini)
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Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini discusses the dairy Margin Protection Program, including the current election period running through September 30th.
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Games, both board and mobile versions, are teaching many people what is involved in making a living in farming and ranching. (Rod Bain and Tim Andriesen of CME Group)
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Tim Andriesen of CME Group talks about the game, "Commodity Carnival", designed to teach players how to raise and market a commodity.
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Tim Andriesen of CME Group explains the intent behind a game to teach us about the real life risks and rewards that farmers and ranchers face in their operations.
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To save time standing over a hot grill, some people do something that is a big food safety no no. (Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely)
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That cheeseburger you may be grilling this holiday weekend will likely cost you less than it did last year. (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns)
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Annemarie Kuhns, USDA food price economist, running the ingredient costs of this summer's homemade bacon cheeseburger, which add up to $2.46. (note: same burger last summer cost $2.52)
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Thursday's USDA reports on planted acreage and grain stocks had some surprises for the market. (Gary Crawford)
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USDA's Reports on corn plantings and stocks surprised many people and sent prices down. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)
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A new report shows farmers planting a few more acres to soybeans than last season. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson)
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Todays Radio News

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There are many, connecting, reasons while US global agricultural trade has been successful in recent years - from new trade deals to breaking down trade barriers, from education to promotion. Rod Bain looks at these interwoven segments of the total US ag and food trade picture in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA Deputy Under Secretary Alexis Taylor. Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse.
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Food price inflation forecasts for the year were adjusted lower again, which means we may pay less for some grocery store food items. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economist Annemarie Kuhns
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Harvest time means plenty of cherries for the Fourth of July and this summer, but will we see more, or less, sweet and tart cherries this year? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
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The Gem State has reason to celebrate Christmas early this year - the 2016 US Capitol Christmas Tree will be selected from Idaho this summer. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Brian Harris of the US Forest Service
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So, your AC went out and naturally it's 99 in the shade. One expert says don't let the heat rush you into making a snap purchase. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Bruce Snead, Kansas State University Extension home energy specialist.
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They are new on the scene. They are tiny, but they pack a flavorful punch. Gary Crawford takes a look at microgreens. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Melanie Moore, food technologist with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
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Massive bee losses continue. Researchers are working to find answers. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Jay Evans, Research Leader at USDA's Bee Lab in Beltsville, Maryland.
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It looks like U.S. hog inventories are going to swell more than many had expected. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.
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Cattle prices are expected to be high enough over the next few months to maintain positive margins throughout the beef chain. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.
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Recent heat waves have dried topsoil in some growing areas, increasing the potential of flash drought that could impact crops. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologists Brad Rippey and Eric Luebehusen.
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Nominations are now being accepted by local Farm Service Agency offices for candidates for upcoming County Committee elections. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Val Dolcini
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