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Daily Radio Newsline
from 04/20/2012
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THE NEWS FROM THE LATEST DROUGHT MONITOR
A new look at the nation's drought situation is showing some slight changes in the drought forecast for some areas. (Rod Bain and USDA Meteorologist Eric Luebehusen) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 WAOB

HIGH COMMODITY PRICES CAUSING CHANGES IN CONSERVATION APPROACHES
Higher farm product prices are causing landowners to pull land out of long term conservation programs and into production. Is that going to cause soil and water quality problems later on? (Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson) 
RBAIN 00:01:00 FSA

FEWER CATTLE GOING INTO FEEDLOTS
The latest USDA Cattle on Feed report gives yet another indication that cattle supplies are dropping and prices will keep rising. (Gary Crawford and Richard Stillman) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 ERS

ACTUALITY: A LOOK AT THE BASIC CATTLE ON FEED NUMBERS
Richard Stillman, USDA analyst, giving the basic numbers in Friday's USDA Cattle on Feed report. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:26 ERS

CENTRAL AMERICAN SUGAR PART OF US-MEXICO TRADE EQUATION
Central American sugar producing nations are finding a ready market in Mexico, which then sells that product to the US. (Rod Bain and Jose Orive of the Central American Sugar Association) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 Misc

FOOD HUBS AND GETTING PRODUCERS CONNECTED
Just what is a food hub and how does a producer get connected? (Susan Carter and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Halie Johnson a food hub coordinator) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 AMS

NEW REGIONAL FOOD HUB RESOURCE GUIDE HELPS PRODUCERS
USDA has released a Regional Food Hub Resource Guide to expand market opportunities for small and midsized producers. (Susan Carter and and Halie Johnson a food hub coordinator) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 AMS

ACTUALITY: HOW TO FIND A FOOD HUB
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan walks producers through finding a food hub and the benefits. 
SCARTER 00:00:59 AMS

USDA HIGHLIGHTS SOIL HEALTH IN EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES IN WASH. D.C.
Visitors to the nation's capital this weekend are getting to see many displays and demonstrations revolving around Earth Day. (Gary Crawford and Maxine Levin) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 NRCS