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from 05/09/2012
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WINTER WHEAT PRODUCTION UP WHILE PRICES ARE DOWN
The National Agricultural Statistics Service crop report for May calls for an increase in winter wheat production and a drop in market price. (Susan Carter) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 WAOB

A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE LATEST USDA CROP AND PRICE PROJECTIONS
Here is an overview of the USDA's first projections for the crops now being planted. (Gary Crawford) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 WAOB

BIG CORN CROP WILL CHANGE THE CORN AND LIVESTOCK MARKETS
That big projected corn crop will change the market situation for corn and for livestock producers. (Gary Crawford and Jerry Norton) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:51 WAOB

ACTUALITY: A LOOK AT THE UPCOMING SITUATION FOR CORN GROWERS
Jerry Norton, USDA grains analyst, talking about the implications of a huge projected crop on corn growers. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:41 WAOB

GRANTS WILL INCREASE FARMERS MARKET PARTICIPATION IN SNAP
USDA is making grants available to make it possible for more SNAP recipients to use their electronic cards to buy food at more farmers markets. (Susan Carter and Deputy Sec Kathleen Merrigan) 
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ACTUALITY: IMPORTANCE OF NEW FARMERS MARKETS GRANTS
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan explains the significance of giving states 4 million dollars in grants to increase the number of farmers markets nationwide that can accept electronic payment from SNAP recipients. 
SCARTER 00:00:55 FNS

INCREASING ACCESS TO FRESH AND HEALTHY FOOD FOR SNAP USERS
Wireless technology funds in the form of grants will be used to broaden SNAP nutrition opportunities and spur local economies. (Susan Carter and Deputy Sec Kathleen Merrigan) 
SCARTER 00:00:59 FNS

FOOD PROCUREMENT BIG PART OF FARM SERVICE AGENCY MISSION
Farm Service Agency's food procurement efforts for various food and nutrition programs play a large role in international food aid and development efforts. (Rod Bain, FSA Deputy Administrator James Monahan, Assistant Deputy Administrator Sandra Wood) 
R BAIN 00:00:59 FSA

FOOD AID AND DEVELOPMENT EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS
International food aid and development programs are vital in giving women and girls in developing nations greater educational and social opportunities. (Rod Bain, Caren Grown of USAID, Under Secretary Michael Scuse) 
R BAIN 00:00:59 SEC

LAND GRANT UNIVERSITIES HAVE NEW ROLE IN GLOBAL FOOD AID
Groups working in global food aid and assistance have reached out to land grant universities and extension to boost efforts. (Rod Bain and Under Secretary Michael Scuse) 
R BAIN 00:00:58

AGRICULTURE -- A BRIGHT SPOT IN THE ECONOMY
Farmers are not only feeding us very well, but also are giving the overall U.S. economy a boost. (Gary Crawford and Under Sec'y Michael Scuse) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:59 SEC

MENU, WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
 
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