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Todays Radio News

In an appearance at an Iowa community college President Trump said he's going to help farmers on several fronts. (Gary Crawford and President Donald Trump)
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President Donald Trump at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Wednesday evening talking about making sure farmers have the infrastructure they need to compete on the world market.
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President Donald Trump at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Wednesday evening talking about securing better trade deals for farmers and reducing burdensome regulations.
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President Trump says he hopes to renegotiate a better NAFTA, rather than cancel the pact altogether. (Stephanie Ho, President Donald Trump and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue)
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The US government is indicating it will move quickly on talks to modernize NAFTA, but is setting no deadline. (Stephanie Ho, USTR Robert Lighthizer and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue)
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The corn-to-soybean price ratio has changed since March when farmers reported their planting intentions to USDA. Could that change have also changed farmers' minds when they actually planted their crops? (Rod Bain and World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer)
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We often hear about deteriorating transportation infrastructure, but House Agriculture Committee members are hearing about problems with another type of infrastructure. (Gary Crawford. Dr. Jacqueline Burns, Dr. Glenda Humiston, Dr. Steven Tallant. Florida Congressman Ted Yoho.)
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What's a honey snob? If it's not a thing yet, it should be. (Stephanie Ho and Jay Evans, USDA's Bee Research Lab)
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Bees have ultraviolet vision to tell them which flowers or plants have the food they like. (Stephanie Ho and Jay Evans, USDA Bee Research Lab)
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California prune growers report a big jump in production compared to last year, but production is still at average levels. (Rod Bain and Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)
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***Note to Broadcasters--This piece for use ONLY before 7pm EDT, Wed. June 21) The President's first trip to Iowa will include a tour of a community college where he will see high tech farm equipment and other examples of new farm technology. (Gary Crawford, President Donald Trump and Sec'y Sonny Perdue)
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Mom isn't always right when it comes to which colors attract or anger bees. (Stephanie Ho and Jay Evans, USDA's Bee Research Lab)
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Excitement abounds as China appears ready to import US beef for the first time in well over a decade. What might this mean for our nation's beef producers and processors? Rod Bain looks at the potential of China as a customer of U.S. beef in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Agricultural Marketing Service Deputy Administrator Craig Morris. University of Missouri livestock analyst Scott Brown. Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
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What can we do to help stop the decline in the number of pollinators? An expert says plant things pollinators will like. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Annie Ceccarini, USDA People's Garden program coordinator.
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A USDA conservation technician in Louisiana covers a lot of terrain ... both in his work and as he competes in a popular television program. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Guy Patout.
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Each American back in the year 2000 consumed an average of 3 pounds of fresh pineapple. Today it's up to 7 pounds. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Plus Lotte Lenya and Jack Gilford from the original cast of Cabaret.
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Although fewer tart cherries could be produced this year, there should still be plenty of cherries to go around. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service
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What are some things homeowners with a private well should know about assuring a safe and quality water supply? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jason Barrett of Mississippi State University Extension
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What are some of the requirements agreed upon by the US and China to allow our beef back into their marketplace? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agricultural Marketing Service Deputy Administrator Craig Morris. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
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How has China's market and consumers changed from 2003 - the last time US beef was exported to that nation? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agricultural Marketing Service Deputy Administrator Craig Morris. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. University of Missouri livestock analyst Scott Brown. Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
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What can be done to boost the prosperity of farmers and rural economies? A special task force is at work to answer that question. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
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Have farmers actually planted as many acres to soybeans as they indicated they would back in March? We'll soon know. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Joe Parsons, Chairman of the USDA's Statistics Board. (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
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Many farmers owe their livelihoods to pollinators such as bees. Without them production of many crops would suffer. Stephanie Ho has this story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Annie Ceccarini, USDA's People's Garden program coordinator. Jay Evans, USDA's Bee Research Lab.
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