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Weekly Radio Features
from 05/29/2012
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Rural economic development is becoming more centered towards a regional approach in strategies to create not only jobs for local areas, but some times greater wealth creation in lieu of jobs. Rod Bain takes a look at examples of this approach in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O'Brien, Matt Chase of the National Association of Development Organizations 
RBAIN 00:04:59  


SQUIRRELS IN YOUR ATTIC?
If squirrels are using your attic for a hotel, Gary Crawford has this report on how to evict those critters. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Charlie Lee, Kansas State University extension wildlife specialist. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:39  

USDA PROPOSES TO CLOSE LOOPHOLE ON RETAIL PET SALES
USDA maintains some breeders selling pets on line are taking advantage of a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Rebecca Blue, Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs 
SCARTER 00:02:42  

LAWN WATERING THE RIGHT WAY
A turfgrass expert says many of us are wasting water, time and money by watering our lawns the wrong way. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Rodney St. John, Kansas State University turfgrass specialist. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:56  

ONE YEAR AFTER JOPLIN MISSOURI'S CATASTROPHIC TORNADO
Residents of Joplin, Missouri continue to recover one year after one of the country's most devastating tornadoes hit. Susan Carter has more. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey 
SCARTER 00:03:00  


A STUDY OF EQUINE GUIDED LEADERSHIP EDUCATION
Researchers at the University of Kentucky are using horses as a teaching tool for nursing students. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lissa Pohl of University of Kentucky Extension 
RBAIN 00:02:27  

FOOD FOR PEACE IS A HISTORIC MISSION
A long standing international food aid and development program has historic roots and significant benefits throughout the US ag chain. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Dina Esposito of the US Agency For International Development 
RBAIN 00:02:06  

PROPOSED CHANGES TO INTERNET PET SALES
Regulations for soliciting animal sales and their purchases over the Internet is about to be overhauled. Susan Carter explains. PARTICIPANTS: Susan Carter and Rebecca Blue, Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs 
SCARTER 00:02:26  

WHAT'S NEXT FOR BEEF CATTLE PRODUCERS?
Beef cattle prices are record high, but that hasn't meant profits for everyone and hasn't stimulated expanded production. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Shayle Shagam, USDA livestock analyst. 
GCRAWFOR 00:02:22  

LATEST EFFORTS TO RESTORE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN WATERSHEDS
USDA has announced the latest round of assistance in the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack 
RBAIN 00:02:01