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Todays Radio News

South Korea is once again allowing U.S. poultry products to enter the country, including the entry of U.S. eggs duty free. (Gary Crawford and Dr. Jack Shere)
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Recent tariffs on some US beef exports to Japan are among the topics under discussion between the two nations in efforts to strengthen their bi-lateral trade relationship. (Rod Bain and Kent Bacus of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association)
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*** - ATTN - STATIONS: Please do not air this after Monday, August 21 at 1 PM Eastern Time. Thanks. - *** Weather will factor into where Monday's total eclipse of the sun can be viewed along the continental U.S. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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*** - ATTN - STATIONS: Please do not air this after Monday, August 21 at 1 PM Eastern Time. Thanks. - *** USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey goes across the continental U.S. - from west to east - to highlight those spots with potentially clear conditions to view Monday's total eclipse of the sun.
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*** - ATTN - STATIONS: Please do not air this after Monday, August 21 at 1 PM Eastern Time. Thanks. - *** USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey gives approximate times for viewing Monday's eclipse of the sun - total in a small band coast-to-coast, but partial for all fifty states.
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The U.S. and Argentina have agreed to terms that could soon allow U.S. beef to be sold in Argentina for the first time in decades. (Gary Crawford, Vice President Mike Pence and Nick Giordano)
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Nick Giordano, Vice President of Global Government Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council, talking about the growing appetite in Argentina for pork.
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Nick Giordano, Vice President of Global Government Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council, talking about the importance of exports to U.S. hog producers.
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September First is Tom Tidwell's final day with the US Forest Service, completing a distinguished forty-year career including the last eight as Chief of the agency. (Rod Bain and Chief Tom Tidwell)
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What has changed since 2015, and the last time USDA studied usage and ownership of computers on the farm? (Rod Bain and Dan Kerestes of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)
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The latest farm computer use and ownership survey takes a first look at how producers are using newer forms of technology and methods of internet access. (Rod Bain and Dan Kerestes of the National Agricultural Statistics Service)
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The nation's top trade official recognizes the North American Free Trade Agreements benefits on US agriculture, and how renegotiation could help build upon export gains made with Canada and Mexico. (Rod Bain and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.)
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Todays Radio News

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The total solar eclipse is coming -- are you ready? Stephanie Ho has some useful information, and tells you where to go online to get more details. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Vanessa Griffin, NOAA. Martin Knopp, Department of Transportation. Heidi McAllister, US Forest Service. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA. Alex Young, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Clips from "Barabbas," Bugs Bunny and "Little Shop of Horrors," as well as music from Bonnie Tyler and Pink Floyd.
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If you pack a lunch for your child to take to school, there are some ways to make sure that lunch doesn't cause sickness. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service
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Encounters with unauthorized drones in restricted flight areas over wildfires can seriously hamper firefighting efforts. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. US Forest Service National Interagency Fire Center's Jennifer Jones. Todd Abel, Operations Section Chief for Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority.
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How can direct and local farm businesses take advantage of social media to help boost both their customer profile and sales during the expanding holiday season? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ginger Myers of University of Maryland Extension
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If you think you know all about cherries, you are probably right, but just in case, Gary Crawford has some cherry chitchat in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski, with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
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Summer is the season for watermelons. If you want to know the best ways to buy them, cut them and store, this report from Gary Crawford could help. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
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We still have weeks to go before most of the soybean harvest begins, but right now USDA says it could be a record harvest. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer.
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Will this season's final harvests come out the way the early USDA forecasts have them? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer
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USDA researchers recently looked at how connecting conservation compliance with crop insurance in the current Farm Bill may have changed farmer incentives. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Roger Claassen of the Economic Research Service
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What are some benefits and drawbacks for cattle producers considering creep feeding calves transitioning from mother's milk to solid food? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Travis Meteer of University of Illinois Extension
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An important component in nutrient stewardship for farmers is the research involved to make this form of precision agriculture more precise. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Daren Coppick of the Agricultural Retailers Association. Kathy Mather of The Fertilizer Institute.
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