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01/11/2018

  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    The Assistant to the Agriculture Secretary for Rural Development talks about the growing crisis of opioid addiction in rural areas. (Rod Bain and Anne Hazlett)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    The Assistant to the Agriculture Secretary for Rural Development talks about the growing crisis of opioid addiction in rural areas. (Rod Bain and Ann Hazlett)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    A new emphasis on the famous beef checkoff promotion includes telling the story of how beef goes from farm to table. (Rod Bain. Brett Morris of the Cattlemen's Beef Board. Kevin Kester.)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    (Broadcasters, this is the first in a series of five stories about on-farm solar power generation. Story numbers 1 and 2 have slight teases at the end about the next one, so we suggest running them in order. Numbers 3, 4 and 5 can stand alone, but number five needs to run before Thursday, the 18th) Before putting big money into an on-farm solar electric generation system, one expert says do some other things first. (Gary Crawford, David Hughes and Eric Romich)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    (Broadcasters, this is story number two of five in our solar series. At the end is just a slight teaser for #3, so we suggest running the first four in order, if possible. #5 needs to run before Thursday, the 18th) An expert says before you put big money into a solar power generation system for your farm, you need to know more about your present power use and cost. (Gary Crawford and Eric Romich)
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    Thu, January 11, 2018
    (Broadcasters, this is story #3 in our solar series, but can stand alone. Number 5 needs to run before Thursday, the 18th) Figuring out the pro's and con's of putting in an on-farm solar power system can be a complex task. There is an online tool that can help. (Gary Crawford, David Hughes and Eric Romich)
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    Thu, January 11, 2018
    (Broadcasters, this is story #4 of 5 in our solar series, but it can stand alone. #5 must be run before Thursday, the 18th) Prices for solar power generation systems on farms are much lower than only a few years ago, but systems still require a big investment. (Gary Crawford and Eric Romich)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    (Broadcasters, this is the fifth and last in a series of five stories on on-farm solar power generation. Whether or not you run the first four, number five can stand alone, but must run before Thursday, the 18th. The day of the first webinar.) This week begins a new weekly webinar series designed to help producers get a handle on whether a solar power generation system is right financially and operationally for their farms. (Gary Crawford and Eric Romich)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    If you want to live in the same state as a buffalo, you're in luck because the animals, better known as bison, live in all 50 states. (Stephanie Ho and Dave Carter, National Bison Association)
  • Broadcast Date:
    Thu, January 11, 2018
    A collaboration between USDA agencies and state-based laboratories provides a nationwide network to prevent disease threats to animal agriculture health. (Rod Bain and North Carolina State Veterinarian Doug Meckes.)