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U.S. wheat growers are facing bigger supplies across the world, especially because of Russia's record crop. (Rod Bain and Seth Meyer)
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Here's a look at the situation in the U.S. and world corn market. (Rod Bain and Seth Meyer)
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Much of the country will see a transition to a warmer pattern over the next few days. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
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This week's severe cold outbreak in Louisiana sugar cane areas may have damaged the small percentage of that crop that has not been harvested. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
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The winter is not being kind to Southern Plains winter wheat. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, talking about the ironic weather situation that has affected the Southern Plains winter wheat crop.
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Farmers in northern Florida are hunkering down and taking actions to protect crops as another arctic wave sweeps through. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey)
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying using helicopters to stir up the air or burning brush piles are mostly not effective at protecting crops from freeze damage if there's already a wind bringing in the cold air. This looks to be the case in Florida during this current cold wave.
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, with the national weather forecast for January 23rd through the 29th.
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USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is looking to bring in young people who are open to considering a career there. (Stephanie Ho and Melissa Barbour, APHIS Intern Support Coordinator)
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USDA's APHIS is looking to build up its employee base by recruiting young people early in their careers, before they graduate from college. (Stephanie Ho and Melissa Barbour, APHIS Intern Support Coordinator)
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Experts say one way to better rural prosperity is making sure rural employers can find the qualified workers they need and that rural residents have the skills they need to take those jobs. (Gary Crawford, Anne Hazlett and Rebeckah Adcock)
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Todays Radio News

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How can rural America and agriculture connect to a path of greater prosperity? A White House Task Force studying the matter has released its report and recommendations for action. Rod Bain looks at the report and its findings in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
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Data is good, but what if you just want to get a quick look at how our nation's farmers are feeling? Stephanie Ho tells you where to look. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. David Widmar, Purdue University agricultural economist.
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Two of the nation's leading farm groups are joining forces to combat the epidemic of opioid addiction in rural America. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett.
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A White House Task Force report released this month provides recommendations to improve rural economies. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
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One USDA agency is recruiting young people before they get out of college, hoping to turn them into career employees. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Melissa Barbour, Intern Support Coordinator for USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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Ever wonder how the eggs you buy at the store are graded? Rod Bain talks with an egg grader who sheds some light on this process. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Michelle Degenhart of USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service
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U.S. officials are expressing confidence that a new and better NAFTA trade deal can be reached, despite thorny issues. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay.
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The USDA has a new forecast for orange production. For Florida growers this could be a case of no news is good news. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson. Mark Hudson with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service in Florida.
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What are some of the specific issues lawmakers are expected to focus on as they create a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Kevin Skones of the National Corn Growers Association. Rob LaRue of the National Farmers Union. Ben Scholz of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst. Tom Zacharias of National Crop Insurance Services.
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What are some of the highlights from this past crop production year, per USDA's annual summary? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson
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One way USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service protects our food supplies at home is through efforts overseas. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Beverly Simmons
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