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from 01/27/2015
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Unmanned aerial devices are offering farmers new ways to obtain data and implement precision agricultural practices. Yet there are some safety concerns with these technologies. Rod Bain looks at the growing interest in aerial tech in farming in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, USDA researcher, Steve Thomson. Private consultant for the unmanned aerial industry, Ben Worley 
RBAIN 00:05:00  


SNOW COVER MAKES A COMEBACK IN A BIG WAY
Last week the question was where has all the snow gone? This week Susan Carter takes a look at a large scale snow cover comeback. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey 
SCARTER 00:02:33  

SOME NEW MOVES TO FIGHT OLD SAFETY PROBLEMS WITH P0ULTRY
The Agriculture Department is proposing some new actions that could prevent thousands of illnesses every year related to poultry. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Al Almanza 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:56  

U.S. CHICKEN PRODUCTS BEING BLOCKED BY SOME NATIONS
Consumers in several countries are being denied access to U.S. poultry products. Rod Bain explains why and what's being done about it. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Veterinarian John Clifford 
RBAIN 00:02:57  

WAS LAST YEAR TOO HOT FOR YOU?
If you live in the central or eastern U.S., you may not have noticed that last year was a record warm year for the world. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:30  

PREVENTING MOLD AND MILDEW IN YOUR HOME
Mold and mildew can pose all sorts of problems in your home. Rod Bain learns prevention tips from an expert in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Claudette Reichel of Louisiana State University Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:35  


CALIFORNIA NEEDS MORE PRECIP TO WARD OFF WATER SHORTAGES
California’s weather lately has raised concerns about water levels and continued drought. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey 
SCARTER 00:01:32  

NEW FARM BILL CROP INSURANCE OFFERINGS
NOTE TO TEXAS RADIO AFFLIATES: This feature should be pulled after Saturday, January 31st. You may be a producer facing upcoming sales closing dates for two new crop insurance programs created under the Farm Bill. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis 
RBAIN 00:02:25  

A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FOR USDA MARKET NEWS
The price information source for many farmers celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with an eye to the future. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Charles Parrott of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service 
RBAIN 00:02:28  

MANY FARMERS BUZZING ABOUT NEW AERIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Why are farmers and ranchers increasingly interested in the concept and application of aerial technologies for their operations? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ben Worley, aerial tech industry member. 
RBAIN 00:02:30  

THE 4-1-1 ON THE 590 STANDARDS
Voluntary nutrient management standards help farmers assure their soils have essential nutrients and good health. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Wayne Honeycutt of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service 
RBAIN 00:02:20