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Todays Radio News

The first, named Atlantic tropical storm of the season developed Friday, and it appears headed towards the eastern US Gulf coast. ( Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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Rain is expected in two areas of the country this Memorial Day weekend. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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For much of the country, it's beginning to feel a lot like summer. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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Will the average food shopper pay more for groceries this year than last? (Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns)
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Annemarie Kuhns, USDA food price economist, with a list of foods that might possibly decline in price this year.
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What are some of the trends observed for cattle feedlot inventories and marketings in USDA's latest Cattle On Feed report? (Rod Bain and livestock analyst Shayle Shagam)
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Will the 2018 Pacific tropical storm and hurricane season mirror what is expected activity-wise in the Atlantic Basin? (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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More heads of cattle were in feedlots in April from last year, yet the number of heads placed in feedlots over that same time was down sharply. (Rod Bain and USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam)
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USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam looks at the latest numbers for cattle and calves in feedlots covering the month of April.
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Many people think that you can't grill a frozen hamburger pattie and have it come out right. One expert says you can. Here's how. (Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely)
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What is the outlook for this year's Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season? (Rod Bain and Assistant Commerce Secretary Neil Jacobs)
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Upgrades and improvements to weather satellites and tropical storm prediction models hope to increase hurricane preparedness this year and beyond. (Rod Bain and Assistant Commerce Secretary Neil Jacobs)
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Todays Radio News

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With the summer outdoor grilling season upon us, wouldn't you like to know how to really mess up the job of cooking on the grill and how to make you and your guests sick? Well, just listen. On this edition of Agriculture USA, Gary Crawford has all the tricks to make you sick. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.
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If you are pulling out the grill for the first time this weekend, you'll likely find meat for the grill costing a little less than last year. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA analysts, Shayle Shagam and Annemarie Kuhns. Also Bugs and Daffy
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The cost of building and grilling that cheeseburger on this upcoming holiday weekend could be very close to last year. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Annemarie Kuhns, USDA economist.
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The huge number of food related illnesses from picnics and cookouts is almost criminal. Gary Crawford has more as Memorial Day weekend approaches. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Marianne Gravely, with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MP HOTLINE
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Agriculture Department assistance has played a role in helping a famous U.S. popcorn company establish its microwave popcorn products overseas. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Garrett Smith
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Strawberries are one of the most familiar foods to us, but there is much that is unknown about the strawberry. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
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Secretary Perdue visited an organization that is working to make money off of helping reduce food waste. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Food Maven CEO, Patrick Bultema. Mace Thornton, American Farm Bureau.
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With the U.S./China trade war "on hold", the top USDA trade official, just back from China, is "cautiously optimistic" about the future. Gary Crawford reports. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
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A recent case of a highly viral disease in poultry serves as a reminder that flock owners need to practice proper biosecurity measures. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA-APHIS Associate Deputy Administrator Burke Healey
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The deadline is fast approaching for dairy producers to sign up for a new and improved version of a key risk management program. Stephanie Ho has more. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Danielle Cooke, Farm Service Agency Acting Price Division Director.
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And ag commodity exporter celebrating World Trade Month says the role of USDA in making business happen for her company is vital. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Susan Jay of Fornazor International
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