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Daily Radio Newsline
from 05/07/2012
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RAIN DOESN'T STOP CORN AND SOYBEAN PLANTING
Rain didn't do much to hinder farmers from planting corn and soybeans this past week. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:56 WAOB

A LOOK AT BOTH WINTER AND SPRING WHEAT CROPS
Almost all crops are ahead of normal this year and the winter and spring wheat crops are no exception. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:58 WAOB

FIRST CONDITION REPORT ON RANGE AND PASTURES BETTER THAN LAST YEAR
Pasture and range conditions are certainly better than this time a year ago, but could still stand some improvement. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:47 WAOB

ACTUALITY: PROGRESS REPORT ON COTTON
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with a progress report on cotton. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:51 WAOB

EASING STUDENT DEBT LOAD
Making college affordable was the focus of a meeting the ag secretary had with high school and college bound students. (Susan Carter and Ag Sec Tom Vilsack) 
SCARTER 00:00:57 SEC

INTERNSHIPS ARE A GREAT BENEFIT PRIOR TO ENTERING COLLEGE
Getting hands-on ag experience before going to college can be quite helpful. (Susan Carter and Ag Sec Tom Vilsack) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 SEC

ACTUALITY: VARIOUS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ATTAINABLE IN THE AG WORLD
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to students via teleconference about the opportunities a career in agriculture education can afford them in the work place. 
SCARTER 00:01:00 SEC

ACTUALITY: THE ROLE AGRICULTURE PLAYS IN WORKFORCE AND SOCIETY
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stresses the importance of a system of education that acknowledges the role of agriculture in society. “One out of every 12 jobs in the U.S. is connected to agriculture." 
SCARTER 00:00:16 SEC

BRINGING ATTENTION TO INTERNATIONAL FOOD AID EFFORTS
A three day conference sponsored in part by USDA shares the positive efforts and collaborations of global food aid and development. (Rod Bain and Pat Sheikh of Foreign Agricultural Service) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 FAS

OFFICIAL CALLS FOR FARM SAFETY NET THAT HAS MORE THAN ONE THREAD
A top Agriculture Department official says those who are crafting farm legislation need to realize the importance of insurance for crops, but should not forget that other producers need a safety net as well. (Gary Crawford and Under Secy' Michael Scuse) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 SEC