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Daily Radio Newsline
from 02/27/2015
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IMPORTANT FARM BILL PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED
What is the new date for ag producers to update base acres and yields as part of two new Farm Bill related farm programs? (Rod Bain and Secretary Tom Vilsack) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 SEC

AG SECRETARIES SUPPORT TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY
Eight Secretaries of Agriculture, past and present, are behind efforts to give the President Trade Promotion Authority. (Rod Bain. Secretary Tom Vilsack. Former Secretaries Ann Veneman and Dan Glickman) 
RBAIN 00:00:58 SEC

ACTUALITY: THE TWO PURPOSES OF TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack giving reporters what he sees as the two purposes of the President having Trade Promotion Authority. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:43 SEC

ACTUALITY: VILSACK'S COMMENTS ON WESTERN PORT SETTLEMENT
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack giving reporters his comments on the settlement of the labor dispute that had affected ports in the West. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:33 SEC

CSP NEW ACREAGE ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED
March 13th is the new deadline for landowners considering enrolling new acres in USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program. (Rod Bain and Mark Rose of the Natural Resources Conservation Service) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 NRCS

USDA STUDYING POSSIBLE USE OF DRONES FOR LAND ASSESSMENTS
Drones could help Agriculture Department conservation experts do a better job of assessing farmlands and other lands, but there are concerns. (Gary Crawford and Jason Weller) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:57 NRCS

USDA TRYING TO SPEED UP WETLAND DETERMINATIONS
USDA is trying to shift the way it is doing wetland determinations in the Prairie Pothole states to speed up the process and lessen the cost. (Gary Crawford and Jason Weller) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 NRCS

ACTUALITY: USDA CALIFORNIA DROUGHT ACTIONS OUTLINED
Jason Weller, Chief of USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service, outlining for a House Appropriations Subcommittee the actions USDA has been taking to help landowners in drought stricken California. 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 NRCS

LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS AS A WHOLE RECEIVING LESS FOR THEIR PRODUCTS
Livestock producers saw lower prices for their commodities in January, and that brought USDA's total ag price received index down for the month. (Rod Bain) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 NASS

USDA EVALUATING PROPOSED SNAP RELATED JOBS DEMO PROJECTS
USDA is evaluating scores of proposed demonstration projects designed to help SNAP recipients get jobs. (Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secy' Tom Vilsack and Robert Greenstein) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:58 SEC

FOOD PRICES STILL RISING AS GENERAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FALLS
Food prices start the year with more increases. (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 ERS