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from 11/25/2014
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Thanks to a partnership with USDA, General Motors, Ducks Unlmited, some North Dakota landowners and others, we now have a first hand look at how carbon markets might work, and the many benefits such a system could provide for the economy and the environment. Rod Bain has more on this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie. Paul Schmidt of Ducks Unlimited. Greg Martin of General Motors. Sean Penrith of the Climate Trust. 
RBAIN 00:05:00  


A BIG TRIP FOR A VERY BIG TREE
If you plan on visiting the Washington, D.C. area this holiday season, be sure to visit the U.S. Capitol grounds for a holiday treat. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Barack Obama. USDA history expert, Anne Effland. Mike Theune and Mary LaPlant with the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota. 
GCRAWFOR 00:03:00  

ADDING CHRISTMAS FERNS AS PART OF YOUR HOLIDAY DECOR
Christmas ferns have been used as part of holiday decorations for ages. Here's how we can also grow them for our celebration as well. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Leonard Perry of University of Vermont Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:53  

COMMON AND NOT SO COMMON KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THANKSGIVING
Do you think you know all about the history of Thanksgiving? If so, then this report from Gary Crawford may surprise you. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA history expert, Anne Effland. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:59  

A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CARBON CREDIT TRANSACTION
We now have a better idea of how carbon credit trading might work, thanks to USDA, Ducks Unlimited, and major car company. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie. Paul Schmidt of Ducks Unlimited. Greg Martin of General Motors. US Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) 
RBAIN 00:02:44  

HELP FOR YOUR LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE GROWER
Christmas tree farming is a tricky business, but growers in many states do have places to go for help. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jill O'Donnell of Michigan State University Extension 
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A PRETTY GOOD HOLIDAY SEASON FOR THE TURKEY INDUSTRY
As 2014 rushes closer to the end, most U.S. turkey producers find themselves in a pretty good situation. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dave Harvey with USDA's Economic Research Service 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:18  

RETAILERS MAY FEEL EFFECTS OF LOW CROP PRICES FOR FARMERS
It looks like corn and soybean farmers are not the only ones who will suffer with these much lower crop prices. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Gary Farrell, Chairman of the Agricultural Retailers Association. Barry Nelson, Communications Director with John Deere. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:25  

SUPPLEMENTAL COVERAGE OPTION IN FUTURE FARM PROGRAM PLANS
A new crop insurance product is available, but you need to know how it fits into plans for your upcoming farm program choices. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis 
RBAIN 00:02:14  

VIETNAM - UNDER THE RADAR AS POTENTIAL U.S. AG. EXPORT MARKET
A recent USDA study shows Vietnam may have much to offer as a market for U.S. ag. goods under a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economist, Shawn Arita 
RBAIN 00:02:27  

THE LEGACY OF THE CHAPTER SWEETHEART NOW ON DISPLAY
A rare white FFA jacket, soon to be at a Smithsonian museum, tells the story of a USDA employee blazing trails for women in agriculture. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Mary Louise Reynnells, USDA information specialist. Peter Liebhold of the Smithsonian Institution 
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