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Daily Radio Newsline
from 07/22/2010
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CROP INSURANCE AGREEMENT SUBJECT OF CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
The new USDA agreement with crop insurance companies is generating some strong responses from the crop insurance industry and some lawmakers. ( Gary Crawford, Bill Murphy, John Dalton, Steven Rutledge, Stephen Frerichs and Reps' Frank Lucas, Leonard Boswell and Earl Pomeroy) 
GCRAWFORD 00:01:00 RMA

ACTUALITY: STUDY HELPED DETERMINE NATURE OF INSURANCE AGREEMENT
Bill Murphy, Administrator of USDA's Risk Management Agency, telling a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing about a study that was done which helped determine in the new insurance agreement how much profit crop insurance companies should reasonably be able to make, on average. 
GCRAWFORD 00:01:00 RMA

STUDYING COMPLIANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF COOL
USDA officials say recent studies show how retailers involved in Country of Origin Labeling are complying with the rule so far. (Rod Bain, Under Secretary Ed Avalos, Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Rayne Pegg) 
RBAIN 00:00:58 AMS

FOOD PRICE INFLATION FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS
A government report shows retail food prices are just about steady with last year, showing less inflation that had been expected. ( Gary Crawford and Ephriam Liebtag) 
GCRAWFORD 00:00:56 ERS

ACTUALITY: RETAIL BEEF AND PORK PRICES BUCKING THE PRICE TRENDS
Ephriam Liebtag, USDA economist, talking about what's happening at the retail meat counter...with beef and pork prices much higher than last year, but poultry lower. 
GCRAWFORD 00:00:36 ERS

NEW DESIGN IN LEVEE BARRIER TO PROVIDE ADDED PROTECTION
USDA researchers have developed a new levee barrier that can dissipate up to seventy five per cent of wave energy, and prevent erosion. (Rod Bain and Daniel Wren of Agricultural Research Service) 
RBAIN 00:00:58 ARS

ACTUALITY: ON USE FOR NEW LEVEE BARRIER DESIGN
Daniel Wren of USDA's Agricultural Research Service explains the bodies of water best suited for a new design of a barrier to prevent erosion of levees. 
RBAIN 00:00:34 ARS

ACTUALITY: ON FINDING RIGHT MATERIALS FOR NEW LEVEE BARRIER DESIGN
Daniel Wren of the Agricultural Research Service explains the types of materials tested, and conceived, for use in constructing a new wave barrier to protect certain types of levees. 
RBAIN 00:00:54 ARS

HOT WORK FOR GROWERS OF A COLD SEASON COMMODITY
Christmas tree farmers have two very busy seasons. One is, of course, the harvest and selling season of November and December. The other comes right now in the hottest part of the summer. ( Gary Crawford, John Tillman, Beth Walterscheidt and Jeff Holt) 
GCRAWFORD 00:01:00 Misc