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Weekly Radio Features
from 09/16/2014
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The Department of Agriculture is introducing a pilot program to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants with job training and employment. In this edition of Agriculture USDA, Susan Carter outlines the program design. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack 
SCARTER 00:05:00  


HELPING SNAP RECIPIENTS WITH JOB TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
If you are enrolled in the SNAP program, there are new programs to help you find a job or increase your earnings. Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack 
SCARTER 00:02:34  

KEYS TO KEEPING POTLUCK MEALS SAFE FOR EVERYONE
This time of year many churches and other groups begin again to host 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. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:55  

RURAL MICROENTERPRISES PROVIDE JOB GROWTH AND BUSINESS GRANTS
USDA announces grants to community partners to create jobs and strengthen small rural businesses. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Doug O’Brien, Rural Development Acting Under Secretary 
SCARTER 00:02:02  

ID WEEDS WITH A NEW APP
Home gardeners, you have a new tool to find out what kind of weed that is in your flower bed or vegetable garden. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Kevin Bradley of University of Missouri Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:32  

THE ROOTS OF BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION
As a business person, you may know about the Business Retention and Expansion Program, but not about its origins. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Michael Darger of University of Minnesota Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:43  


A FARM BILL BOOST FOR BEGINNING FARMERS AND RANCHERS
Several Farm Bill related programs could help you get started if you are a beginning farmer or rancher. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Deputy USDA Secretary Krysta Harden. Deputy Under Secretary Karis Gutter (pronounced "Goo-ter"). Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Anne Alonzo. Natural Resources Conservation Service Assistant Chief Kirk Hanlin 
RBAIN 00:02:30  

2015 SHOULD BE A PROFITABLE YEAR FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS
While some crop producers will see prices next year below cost of production, livestock producers could experience just the opposite. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Acting Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:25  

NEW CONSERVATION PROGRAM PROVING POPULAR
Producers seem very interested in USDA's new Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs, based on applications for initial sign up. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack 
RBAIN 00:02:07  

BIG CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS POSE SOME BIG CHALLENGES
Those expected huge harvests of corn and soybeans could pose some challenges for farmers and traders. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber. USDA Acting World Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:26  

FARMERS CAN ID WEEDS WITH "IDWEEDS"
A new app for smartphones and tablets can help you find out what weeds are growing in your fields and how to deal with them. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Kevin Bradley of University of Missouri Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:10