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Todays Radio News

Weather experts are closely watching an Atlantic system that could become a tropical storm and could be heading for a weekend rendezvous with the Southeast coast of the U.S. (Gary Crawford, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Joe Nimmich)
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Officials are forecasting a "near normal" Atlantic Hurricane season, but what does that mean? (Gary Crawford, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Brad Rippey)
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Experts say sometimes the worst, most deadly, hurricanes can hit during a very calm overall Atlantic storm season. (Gary Crawford, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Brad Rippey)
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying that if the current cold water "blob" in the North Atlantic persists, it could signal decades of low tropical storm activity.
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The export fortunes of some U.S. horticultural products could be much lower if USDA forecasts prove accurate. (Gary Crawford and Warren Preston)
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What are the worst blunders we outdoor grillers make? (Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely)
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Marianne Gravely with the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline explaining why foods should not be left out for very long when the temperature is above forty degrees.
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A unique effort to reduce food waste and its environmental impacts involves a major food company and farmers and landowners. (Rod Bain and Diane Holdorf of the Kellogg's Company)
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Keeping food out of landfills and reusing food waste for other purposes can play a part in reducing greenhouse emissions. (Rod Bain and Diane Holdorf of the Kellogg's Company)
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Analysts at USDA have made a small downward revision in their projections for U.S. agricultural exports this fiscal year. (Gary Crawford and Warren Preston)
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USDA's new trade forecast shows no major agricultural products topping last year's exports, but some are at least doing better than had been expected. (Gary Crawford and Warren Preston)
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Warren Preston, USDA economist, giving some of the key numbers in USDA's latest trade forecast.
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Todays Radio News

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With the summer outdoor grilling season almost here, wouldn't you like to know how to really mess up the job of cooking on the grill and how to make you and your guests sick? Well, just listen. On this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford has all the tricks to make you sick. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.
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It may seem simple to cook on the outdoor grill, but it can be a little tricky if you don't know some vital information. Gary Crawford has some examples. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service Meat and Poultry Hotline.
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Will meat for the summer grilling season cost you more, or less, than last year? Gary Crawford has the answer in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst. Annemarie Kuhns, USDA retail price analyst. Plus Bugs and Daffy.
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USDA researchers are among those studying ways to reduce and, perhaps, recycle food waste. Rod Bain looks at some examples in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack
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More livestock farmers are using technology to turn manure into energy. It saves them money and also saves the environment. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Dairy farm owners, Bob Giacomini and Jill Giacomini Basch.
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Most all of us know about vegetables such as celery or tomatoes, but there are a few veggies that are not as well known. Gary Crawford has a story about one. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Karen Biala, nutritionist with the Agriculture Department's Food and Nutrition Service.
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Credit demand by farmers is likely to rise over the next two years. Is the Farm Credit System positioned to handle that demand? Gary Crawford has a report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Senator Pat Roberts. Den Spearman and Jeffrey Hall with the Farm Credit Administration Board. Zippy Duvall, President of American Farm Bureau Federation. Roger Johnson, President of National Farmers Union. Joe Outlaw with Texas A&M. Rob Johansson, USDA Chief Economist
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If the numbers in USDA's latest cattle feedlot report are accurate, the rapid expansion in the cattle herd may slow down. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA livestock analyst, Shayle Shagam.
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A new report says the U.S. agricultural sector would be the biggest winner under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
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Lessons learned from the 2015 outbreak have so far been successfully applied this year in efforts to keep high path bird flu away from commercial flocks. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Associate Administrator Jere Dick.
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Citrus Greening threatens the U.S. citrus industry, but researchers are studying several prevention and control methods against the disease. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tom Bewick of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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