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Weekly Radio Features
from 05/15/2012
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Efforts to predict and suppress summer time wildfires are coordinated, and require great planning among stakeholders. Rod Bain looks at such efforts in connection with this year's wildland fire outlook in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Ed Delgado of the National Interagency Fire Center, Secretary Tom Vilsack, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell 
RBAIN 00:05:00  


THE MOBILE ASK KAREN FOOD SAFETY APP TURNS ONE
It’s one year for the mobile “Ask Karen” cell smartphone application. Susan Carter reports. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Food Safety and Inspection Service spokesperson Catherine Cochran 
SCARTER 00:02:57  

THE NATIONAL WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE FOR CONSERVATION
A new environmental quality incentives program has been launched by the USDA to advance water quality conservation. Susan Carter has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter, Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack, and NRCS Chief Dave White 
SCARTER 00:02:58  

GATHERING THE INTERESTS IN GLOBAL FOOD AID EFFORTS
 
RBAIN 00:02:49  

THE NATIONAL WATER QUALITY INITIATIVE FOR CONSERVATION
A new environmental quality incentives program has been launched by the USDA to advance water quality conservation. Susan Carter has the story. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter, Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack, and NRCS Chief Dave White 
SCARTER 00:02:58  


A LOOK AT THE FUTURE FOR THE NATION'S MEAT PRODUCERS
Next year could bring better times for some meat production sectors, and just the opposite for others. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Gerry Bange, USDA Outlook Chairman. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:25  

ANALYSIS OF INDIA IN GLOBAL AG TRADE MARKET
A USDA analyst says India has some matters to attend to continue its growth in the world agricultural trade markets. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Rip Landes of the Economic Research Service 
RBAIN 00:02:23  

A BRIGHT OUTLOOK NEXT MARKETING YEAR FOR SOYBEANS
U.S. soybean growers face a year of both higher potential production and higher prices at the same time. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Gerry Bange, USDA Outlook Board Chairman. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:25  

LOTS OF U.S. WHEAT WILL BE HITTING THE MARKET SOON
 
RBAIN 00:02:23  

THE EFFECTS OF A PROJECTED MASSIVE CORN CROP
If our corn growers do produce the huge crop that's being projected, how will that effect those growers and others? Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Jerry Norton, USDA grains analyst. 
GCRAWFORD 00:02:30  

IT'S A TOUGH BATTLE TO FIGHT THE DREADED POISON IVY ......
If you have a yard or garden or wooded area, you may have poison ivy in there. Gary Crawford has this report on how to spot it and kill it. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Ward Upham, Kansas State University extension horticulturist. 
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