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New support for schools boosting childhood nutrition - that is the latest play for a team behind more activity and healthier diets for school-aged children. (Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell)
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses the latest efforts by the partnership between USDA, dairy farmers, pro football and others to promote better nutrition and more activity for school children.
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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell talks about the Fuel Up To Play 60 program - a partnership between the NFL, USDA, dairy farmers, and GenYOUTH to promote activity and nutrition in schools.
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Researchers looking for answers to citrus greening are getting some extra support. (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Tom Vilsack)
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Will fewer allowable acres in the Conservation Reserve Program mean more erosion and other problems? (Gary Crawford and Sec'y Tom Vilsack)
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By the end of this week many of us will be experiencing the coldest weather so far this season. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying you may hear the term, "polar vortex" used again over the next week to describe temperatures in the eastern half of the country.
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying that the weather for the next week or so will put some extra stress on livestock in the northern half of the country.
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A variety of careers, both in and outside the meat industry, are available for students participating in intercollegiate meat judging contests. (Rod Bain and Morgan Neilson)
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Markets will be closely watching this Tuesday's new USDA crop supply and demand forecasts. (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer)
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Based on the recent report on cattle numbers, will USDA analysts change their forecasts for beef production and steer prices this Tuesday? (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer)
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A recent USDA study sheds light on how a Japan-Australia trade deal may impact US beef exports into the Japanese marketplace. (Rod Bain and Andrew Muhammad of USDA's Economic Research Service)
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Todays Radio News

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USDA local service centers and state offices are represented by different agencies, but they work together to meet the needs of those who use the Agriculture Department's programs and services. Rod Bain looks at some examples of this collaboration in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Rural Development Oklahoma State Director Ryan McMullan. Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini. USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie. Risk Management Agency Regional Director Jeff Yasui.
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The team effort of those behind a school activity and nutrition program was on display recently at sport's biggest stage. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Paul Rovey of the National Dairy Council.
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People have been using animal behavior to try to predict the weather, but can we put any faith in the groundhog, for example? Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA meteorologist, Mark Brusberg. Plus, the Shadow, a certain bunny and a certain groundhog
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Although the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed by member nations, each one must ratify it within two years for it to take effect. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Hewitt Humphrey. Respective Trade Ministers from Malaysia (Mustopa Mohamed), Australia (Andrew Robb), and Canada (Chrystia Freeland)
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An expert says if your tax preparer offers you an instant or "anticipation" refund, check out details before you agree to it. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Lauren Jones, Ohio State University Extension Consumer Policy and Financial Expert. Also classic comedians, Groucho and Chico Marx.
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The new Dietary Guidelines have a top limit on how much sodium we should be consuming. Most of us are far above that limit. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Sandy Proctor, Kansas State University extension nutrition expert.
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The nation's food and agricultural research effort would get a boost under President Obama's 2017 budget proposal. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. White House Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. President Barack Obama. Former Presidents John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.
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USDA has announced funding for 2016's Conservation Stewardship Program and a deadline for applying. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former President George W. Bush. Former Senator Tom Harkin. Former Chief of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Bruce Knight. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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It's been the best winter snowpack season in years for many Western states, but how will that translate into available water later this year? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey
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An Ohio farmer is approaching his fifth decade using no-til and cover crop practices, and is harvesting the benefits of his efforts. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and David Brandt, Ohio farmer.
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A newly expanded crop insurance product is proving its worth as it benefits producers in the Hawaiian Islands. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Associate Administrator Tim Gannon
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