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Weekly Radio Features
from 04/15/2014
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More and more of our food is being grown not outdoors on rural farms, but indoors in urban and suburban locations. Gary Crawford explores this phenomenon on this edition of AGRICULTURE USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Nicola Kerslake, organizer of an indoor agriculture conference. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden. 
GCRAWFOR 00:05:00  


ORGANIC INDUSTRY SEES GROWTH
The organic industry is enjoying major growth, both domestically and globally. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack 
SCARTER 00:02:45  

HOME GARDENERS NEED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE SUN
The sun can be a friend to your garden plants, but not to you. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dennis Patton, Kansas State University Extension lawn and garden expert. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:55  

NEW NATIONAL STRATEGY TO COMBAT AND PREVENT WILDFIRES
Several federal agencies now have a single strategy to prevent and contain wildfires. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell 
RBAIN 00:02:42  

HISTORY OF A FAMOUS AND GENEROUS BUNNY
This time of year there's a special bunny that certainly gets things hopping. Some may not believe in him, but let's not split hares. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA history expert, Anne Effland. Also a special March Hare. 
GCRAWFORD 00:02:36  

MORE OF OUR FOOD IS BEING GROWN INDOORS
More of our food is being grown indoors. Gary Crawford has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Nicola Kerslake, organizer of the Indoor Agriculture Conference. 
GCRAWFORD 00:02:57  


USDA GETS A FINANCIAL BOOST TO COMBAT CITRUS GREENING
The 2014 Farm Bill will be providing more help for fruit growers who are battling the devastation of Citrus Greening. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea 
SCARTER 00:02:04  

THE BALANCE IN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLANT DEREGULATION
USDA's system to deregulate genetically engineered plants is designed to reduce approval times and provide certainty for farmers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator Kevin Shea. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Under Agriculture Secretary Ed Avalos 
RBAIN 00:02:11  

EXPLAINING FUNDING USE BY MARKETING AND REGULATORY PROGRAMS
How will agencies under USDA's Marketing and Regulatory Programs use current and future federal monies? Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Ed Avalos, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs 
SCARTER 00:02:21  

THE GROWING WORLD OF INDOOR AGRICULTURE
You may not have noticed, but indoor farming operations are sprouting up at a rapid rate. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Nicola Kerslake, organizer of the upcoming Indoor Agriculture Conference 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:23  

GLOBAL SOYBEAN PRODUCTION FORECAST IS DOWN, BUT STILL A RECORD
Despite a few production estimates being lowered, world soybean production is projected at record levels. Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Gerry Bange, World Outlook Board Chair 
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