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Todays Radio News

Nearly all of the farms in the United States are family farms, but the larger-scale farms make up a larger share of overall production. (Stephanie Ho and ERS agricultural economist Robert Hoppe)
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What can we learn about in a new USDA report on America's Diverse Family Farms? (Stephanie Ho and ERS agricultural economist Robert Hoppe)
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Whether next year's Atlantic hurricane season is as active as this year's may depend on a climate pattern currently in place. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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It's holiday time and many churches and other groups are hosting potluck suppers. Here are some tips on reducing the risk of that meal making people sick. (Gary Crawford and Angela Fraser) PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Angela Fraser, food safety expert at Clemson University.
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If you want to try something Dickensian for your holiday meal this year, you can cook a goose, but there are some basic differences between preparing a goose and the typical turkey. (Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely)
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Backyard and hobby beekeepers can start up their own honeybee colony via a commercial package of bees, including a queen. (Rod Bain and David Tarpy of North Carolina State University Extension)
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David Tarpy of North Carolina State University Extension explains what is inside a honeybee package purchased by backyard and hobby beekeepers to start a colony.
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David Tarpy of North Carolina State University discusses some of the items and costs associated with a packaged honeybee colony available for backyard or hobby beekeepers.
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U.S. wheat appears to be facing more competition on the world market. (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer)
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Seth Meyer, Chairman of USDA's Outlook Board, talking about the surprisingly large Canadian wheat crop. (USDA has added 3 million tons to its forecast for that crop, now at an estimated 30 million tons.)
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Why is USDA increasing its forecast for how much corn will be going into ethanol production? (Gary Crawford and Seth Meyer)
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Seth Meyer, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, talking about how U.S. sorghum prices are being pushed up by recent Chinese purchases.
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Todays Radio News

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The Capitol Christmas Tree is the annual result of a partnership between the US Capitol and the US Forest Service. On this edition of Agriculture USA, Stephanie Ho focuses on this year's tree, which came from a national forest in the northwestern corner of Montana. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. Senator Jon Tester. US Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke. Chris Savage, Kootenai National Forest Supervisor. Sandi Mason, Kootenai National Forest Capitol Christmas Tree Project Coordinator. Mark Sourhada, bystander from Montana.
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Sometimes the fun of putting up a Christmas tree can bring on some unexpected situations. Gary Crawford has this story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Christmas tree farmer, Jeff Holt. And several of his customers. Plus comedians Jack Benny and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
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Winter driving can present some inconveniences at best and some life threatenting situations at worst, so be prepared. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Kansas State University Extension climatologist, Mary Knapp.
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We can easily lose track of our spending and overdo it in the frenzy of holiday shopping. Gary Crawford gets some expert advice on how to avoid that. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Barbara O'Neill, Rutgers University Extension family finance expert.
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If you have someone on your gift list who takes pride in his or her lawn or garden, here are some cool gift ideas. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University Extension garden expert, Dennis Patton. Also those pesky singing dogs.
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It's holiday time and many churches and other groups are hosting potluck suppers. Gary Crawford reports on how to keep them safe for all. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Angela Fraser, food safety expert at Clemson University.
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Animal health officials are conducting more tests related to a relatively low-impact swine disease which symptoms mimics a major disease threat. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Veterinarian Jack Shere.
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Western farm irrigators and municipatilities may have concerns due to what has so far been a slow start to winter snowpack accumulations and reservoir recharge. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey
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There are unique challenges for farmers and grain elevator operators when it comes to checking stored grains during the winter. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ken Hellevang of North Dakota State University Extension
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Growers of plums don't get new varieties to try very often. That soon may change. Gary Crawford has more about plums and sugar plums. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Doug Raines with USDA's Appalachian Fruit Research Lab in Kearneysville, West Virginia.
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For most of the farmers who have choose and cut Christmas tree operations, this is a very happy season. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Growers and workers, Chris Gray, Jim Gehlsen, Tom Dull, Dave Vender Velden. And farm customers.
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