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from 10/28/2014
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The folks who grow grain and the folks who need to move it and store it will be playing a complicated chess game with that grain during what promises to be a very complex and problematic harvest season. Gary Crawford explains why in this edition of Agriculture USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Adam Sparger, economist with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist. Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Extension grain storage and quality expert. Plus Moe, Larry and Curly 
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RURAL ALASKA VILLAGES GET FUNDS FOR CLEAN RELIABLE WATER
The Department of Agriculture is providing funds to improve rural water systems nationally and to upgrade infrastructure in rural Alaska villages. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Acting Rural Development Under Secretary Doug O’Brien 
SCARTER 00:02:29  

IT’S 40 YEARS FOR SPECIAL NOTED NUTRITION PROGRAM
The 40th anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is cause for celebration. Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter. Kevin Concannon, Food and Nutrition Services Under Secretary. Audrey Rowe, Food and Nutrition Services Administrator 
SCARTER 00:02:26  

MAKING TRICK OR TREATING FUN AND SAFE FOR KIDS
If your kids are going trick or treating through the neighborhood, an expert has some safety tips for them and for you. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Karen Debord, an Extension Child Development Specialist at Virginia Tech University. Anne Effland, USDA history expert. 
GCRAWFOR 00:03:00  

PROTECTING SEPTIC SYSTEMS FROM WINTER FREEZE
Septic systems can be susceptible to winter freeze-ups, so how best can you prevent this from happening to your system? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Tom Scherer of North Dakota State University Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:39  

UNLOCKING THE EUCALYPTUS GENOME
Unlocking the gene sequence of a type of eucalyptus tree could mean more fuel, fiber and medicinal oils in the future. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Pankaj Jaiswal (pronounced "Pain-kaysh Jays-wall") and Steve Strauss of Oregon State University 
RBAIN 00:02:36  


NORTH AMERICAN POLLINATORS ARE IN TROUBLE
Pollinators are an essential link in agricultural production. Susan Carter has the story how that link is threatened by the decline of pollinator populations. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Dr. James Strange, USDA Agricultural Research Service 
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WHAT NEW APH YIELD EXCLUSION MEANS TO GROWERS
Flexibility is the term used in describing the Annual Production History yield exclusion soon available to eligible crop producers. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Risk Management Agency Administrator Brandon Willis 
RBAIN 00:02:29  

COPING WITH STRESS ON THE FARM
Farmers and their families face several stresses that could lead to greater physical and mental issues if not dealt with. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Margaret Van Ginkel of Iowa State University Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:20  

OVERALL MEAT PRODUCTION FORECAST UP SLIGHTLY
Meat prices are strong and the supplies are expected to slowly increase. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Acting Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer 
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WHERE ARE WE GOING TO PUT ALL THAT GRAIN?
This harvest season could resemble a chess game with the players moving grain back and forth, trying to make everything work. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Iowa State University Extension grain storage and quality expert, Charles Hurburgh. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey 
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