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from 04/19/2012
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VILSACK URGES MORE POSITIVE TALK ABOUT FARMING AND AGRICULTURE
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the agricultural industry has not done a very good job of promoting itself and getting young people interested in agriculture as a career. (Gary Crawford and Secy' Tom Vilsack) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:56 SEC

TURNING UP THE HEAT OVER THE PLAINS
Progress in drought relief in the Southern Plains could be challenged next week by a high pressure system that could be building up. (Rod Bain and Meteorologist Eric Luebehusen) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 WAOB

EAST COAST STORM SYSTEM SHIFTS GEARS
One drier than normal region may not get as much precipitation as expected this weekend, to the benefit of another drought plagued area. (Rod Bain and USDA Meteorologist Eric Luebehusen) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 WAOB

ACTUALITY: ON SOUTHWEST DRYING UP
USDA Meteorologist Eric Luebehusen says drought like conditions are increasing throughout the Southwest. 
RBAIN 00:00:14 WAOB

CALIFORNIA SNOWPACK MAKING OUT OF SEASON COMEBACK
A four week period of significant precipitation may help salvage what looked to be a very, very thin mountain snowpack season for the Sierra Nevada. (Rod Bain and Meteorologist Eric Luebehusen) 
RBAIN 00:01:00 WAOB

DAIRY PRODUCERS BEGIN THE YEAR WITH A PRODUCTION SURGE
Flush season for the nation's dairies seems to have come early this year with a big early year production increase. (Gary Crawford and Richard Stillman) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 ERS

USDA CELEBRATES EARTH DAY 2012 WITH NEW PROJECTS
USDA is using Earth Day as the backdrop to unveil new environmental and conservation projects. (Susan Carter and Jonathan Adelstein USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator) * * *(EMBARGOED UNTIL 10AM EST 4-20-2012)* * * 
SCARTER 00:01:00 RD

ACTUALITY: WHAT THE RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE IS DOING FOR EARTH DAY
Jonathan Adelstein USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator talks about Earth Day projects and monetary commitments for helping the environment and nature. * * *(EMBARGOED UNTIL 10AM EST 4-20-2012)* * * 
SCARTER 00:00:47

CREATIVE WAY TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT EARTH DAY 2012
Getting the word out about Earth Day has proven to be exciting this year. (Susan Carter) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 FSA

TV #16 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS – MAINTAINING A ROBUST U.S. AGRICULTURE
This week's message from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the importance of keeping American agriculture strong and ways to keep it strong. 
SCARTER 00:01:42 SEC