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The latest Rural Business Investment Company approved by USDA is another example of how these efforts help strengthen rural economies and communities. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)
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El Nino and its related precipitation are behind one of the best starts for US pasture and rangeland conditions in recent memory. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses highlights and regions of concern related to pasture and rangeland conditions, per USDA's first report for 2016.
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USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey notes some of the states and regions nationwide that are reporting improved pasture and rangeland conditions over the Winter.
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Rain on both US coasts and drier conditions in the Plains both serve to benefit crop and field work and conditions during this week. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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The tail end of an El Nino weather cycle continues to bring precipitation to much of the West as the calendar is now into May. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says a mixed bag of temperature ranges, and near to below normal precipitation across most of the country, is in the forecast for the period of May 10 - 16.
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The Agriculture Secretary used a recent Arbor Day event to explain the US Forest Service connection in our nation's urban areas. (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack)
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Corn and bean prices are behaving like passengers in a rollercoaster. What's causing it? (Gary Crawford and Jerry Norton)
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Jerry Norton, USDA grains analyst, saying the corn market is being pushed up and down by several influences.
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Members of our nation's biofuel industry believe the recently signed Paris Climate Agreement offers several positives. (Rod Bain. Bob Dinneen of the Renewable Fuels Association. Tom Buis of Growth Energy)
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Producers of corn, soybeans and other spring crops are making good progress in getting those crops planted. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
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The idea of using farms to help combat veterans heal and find jobs in agriculture is spreading. Gary Crawford has two examples on this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Alison Perry with Central Oregon Vets Ranch. Gary Lagrange with Service Member Agricultural Vocation Education project. Retired General Russel Honore.
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A member of a winning 2015 Tall Wood Building competition project talks about the vision and purpose of this Portland Oregon based structure. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Anyeley Hallova of the Framework Project.
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The idea of using farms to help combat veterans heal and find jobs in agriculture is spreading. Gary Crawford has two examples in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Alison Perry with Central Oregon Vets Ranch. Gary Lagrange with Service Member Agricultural Vocation Education project.
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Efforts by a diverse group of stakeholders in Missouri are an example of partnership in addressing local and regional water issues. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Beverly Maltsberger of University of Missouri Extension
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The adventures of a wild bald eagle couple living in the National Arboretum are captured real time, full of suspense and family viewing. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Ramon Jordan and Susan Greeley of the National Arboretum.
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If you have that sinking feeling like you have the flu, it might not be from a flu virus. It may be from your kitchen sink. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Mary Meck Higgins, Kansas State University extension food expert.
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The President wants negotiations on a trade deal with the European Union wrapped up by year's end. Is that possible? Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Barack Obama. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. EU Agricultural Commissioner Phil Hogan. Ambassador Darci Vetter with the Office of U.S. Trade Representative.
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A U.S. trade official says there's still time for Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal this year. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Darci Vetter with the Office of U.S. Trade Representative.
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Additional USDA grants will be available soon to researchers addressing citrus greening - the latest effort to find ways to control this disease. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tom Bewick of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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Have extension programs accelerated the loss of farmers in this country or the slowed it down? A new study has the answer and Gary Crawford has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Stephan Goetz, agricultural economist at Penn State University.
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Participation in intercollegiate meat judging competitions means training for careers - and not just within the meat industry. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Morgan Neilson of Oklahoma State University
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