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from 05/01/2012
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Another case of BSE in the US, the fourth since 2003, was announced recently … found in a California dairy cow. But unlike the high concern of the first case, this time BSE safeguards to prevent the disease from entering the food supply, and proactive reassurance to consumers and markets appears to have calmed concerns and keep markets stable. Rod Bain and Gary Crawford look at these efforts in this edition of “Agriculture USA”. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Former Secretary Ann Veneman, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, Cornell University Professor Martin Wiedmann, Mike Taylor of the Food and Drug Administration 
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WASTING MONEY BY NOT PLANNING OUR MEALS
In tight times many of us would like to save money on meals, but one expert says many people don't know how to do that. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Karen Ensle, Rutgers University extension nutrtion educator. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:38  

HERE'S WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A TICK ON YOU
If you find a tick on you, what should you do and how should you do it? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. John Carroll, USDA research entomologist. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:47  

WHAT THE LATEST BSE CASE DEMONSTRATES
The recent case of BSE in a dairy cow shows how protections work, from both food safety and consumer confidence standpoints. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, Cornell University Professor Martin Wiedmann, Secretary Tom Vilsack 
RBAIN 00:02:44  

THE 2012 WILDLAND FIRE OUTLOOK
What could be the potential for wildfire in particular parts of the country this year? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Ed Delgado of the National Interagency Fire Center, Secretary Tom Vilsack, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell 
RBAIN 00:02:45  

GETTING OUR OUT OF WHACK EATING PATTERNS BACK ON A HEALTHY TRACK
One expert says most of us don't realize how truly out of whack our diets are. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Rutgers University extension nutrition expert, Dr. Karen Ensle. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:49  


HOW CLIMATE CHANGE MAY IMPACT THE AG ECONOMY
Study continues on how the potential effects of climate change could impact the economy of agriculture on multiple levels. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Elizabeth Marshall of USDA's Economic Research Service 
RBAIN 00:02:12  

THE FUTURE WATER USERS
A growing industry may be one of the primary users of water in our nation as time passes. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and James Richardson of Texas A and M University 
RBAIN 00:02:20  

CONFIDENCE SHOWS AFTER LATEST BSE NEWS
Reactions from trading partners, commodity markets, and consumers show confidence in US beef safety, after news of a BSE case. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack 
RBAIN 00:02:04  

USDA OFFICIALS TALK MORE ABOUT FARM BILL PROPOSALS
We are beginning to see proposals from lawmakers for the so called "farm" bill, and we are seeing reactions to those proposals. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Under Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse. Larry the Cable Guy. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:24  

A USDA TRIBUTE TO A FORMER AG SECRETARY
Paintings of 28 former Agriculture Secretaries hang at the USDA in Washington and now there's a new one on display. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former President George W. Bush. Former Agriculture Secy' Ed Schafer. Former Deputy Ag. Secy' Chuck Connor. Current Ag. Secy' Tom Vilsack. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:26