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Weekly Radio Features
from 04/17/2012
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USDA recent entered agreements with private organization that will use the Department's vast plant information and use it in educational settings around the globe ... with benefits to the US as well as the world. Rod Bain explains in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Under Secretary Catherine Woteki, Trevor Nicholls of CABI 
RBAIN 00:04:59  


PROJECT "GROW HEALTHY"
In schools all over the country experts are acquainting young students with healthy foods and how they're produced. Gary Crawford has one example. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Karen Ensle, Rutgers University extension nutrition educator. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:55  

INTIATIVES TO PROTECT THE LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN
Efforts are underway by landowners and conservationists on several fronts to protect an at-risk bird in the Southern and Central Plains. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Secretary Tom Vilsack, From NRCS ... Phillip Barbour, Jon Ungerer, Manuel DeLeon, Gene Fults. 
RBAIN 00:02:50  

NEW TREE FOR JEWISH ARBOR DAY 2012
To celebrate the beginning of the 2012 Jewish New Year for trees, the USDA helped to plant a tree. Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter, Harris Sherman Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, White House Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and Rabbi Levi Shemtov 
SCARTER 00:02:18  

SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF LET’S MOVE CAMPAIGN
A large crowd gathered to celebrate the two year anniversary of "Let’s Move" aimed to getting students to eat healthily and exercise. Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack 
SCARTER 00:02:32  

A NEW LOOK AT HOW RETAIL FOOD PRICES ARE BEHAVING
Food prices this year will be rising much less than last year, but you might not believe it when you visit the meat counter. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ricky Volpe, USDA economist. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:55  


RUSSIAN WTO MEMBERSHIP AND US AG TRADE OPPORTUNITIES
There appears to be several opportunities for US ag exports to enter Russia after it becomes a full World Trade Organization member. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and ag trade analyst Eric Trachtenberg 
RBAIN 00:02:13  

PROPOSED AG CHILD LABOR RULE GETS EXTENDED COMMENT PERIOD
The comment period on the re-proposal of the “parental exemption” portion of the child labor in agriculture rule is almost over. Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Michael Hancock with the U.S. Labor Department 
SCARTER 00:02:03  

SOUTH AMERICAN SOYBEANS AND US SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Weather related challenges are affecting the South American soybean crop, and the US soybean supply and demand balance sheet. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and World Agricultural OutlooK Board Chair Gerry Bange 
RBAIN 00:02:16  

GLEANING NEWS FROM THE APRIL CROP REPORTS
Usually April does not make much news in the USDA monthly series of crop reports, but there are some things of note. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber 
RBAIN 00:02:23  

INTEREST IN UPDATED COVER CROP TECHNIQUES
The cover crop farming technique resurges, and with benefits. Susan Carter explains in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Ryan Stockwell, Agriculture Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation 
SCARTER 00:02:04