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Todays Radio News

Conflicting weather patterns on opposite coasts have created a distinct line of precipitation up and down the center of our nation. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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With some notable exceptions, a band of precipitation across the nation's mid-section has so far avoided the very dry Southern Plains. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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Recent freeze events deep in the Golden State's ag areas have fruit and nut growers concerned. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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The Western half of the country has gone from above normal high temperatures to mornings with near or sub-freezing lows. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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High temperatures more common for late Spring were recorded earlier this week in the East and Southeast, and in some cases, they were record-setting. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says wide temperature differences will continue nationwide, while precipitation declines for most of the country during the period of February 28 - March 6.
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Over the next ten years U.S. cotton producers will face more competition from other producing countries. (Gary Crawford and David Stallings)
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Making long term forecasts of anything is tricky business, especially when you are forecasting what will happen in agriculture ten years down the road. (Gary Crawford and David Stallings)
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The new tax law still has estate taxes, but very few people will ever have to worry about them. (Gary Crawford, President Donald Trump and Kristine Tidgren)
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USDA has introduced a new platform for current commodity market prices that anyone can access online. (Stephanie Ho and Joe Gaynor, AMS Dairy Programs Market Info Branch Chief)
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MARS is the acronym for a new USDA service to provide current price information -- online. (Stephanie Ho and Joe Gaynor, AMS Dairy Programs Market Info Branch Chief)
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Joe Gaynor, with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, describes how data for a new online platform for commodity prices is split into four categories.
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This year's flu season has been a bad one. That flu virus has made a lot of people sick, but studies are showing that there are some nasty things lurking in many of our kitchens that may be making thousands of us think we have the flu when it's really something else entirely. Gary Crawford takes a look at these "things" on this edition of AGRICULTURE USA. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kansas State University extension food safety expert, Mary Meck Higgins. University of Arizona researcher, Kelly Reynolds.
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Most of us will see the major effects of the new tax law when we fill out our returns in 2019, but there are effects right now. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump. Kristine Tidgren, Director of Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.
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How will the new tax rules affect the amount of tax credit families can get for their dependent children? Gary Crawford has the answer in this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kristine Tidgren, Director of Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.
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North Dakota offers illustrations of how e-connectivity can benefit rural citizens, and increase rural prosperity. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. Hospital administrator Todd Graber. Dan Leingang of Bismark State University. North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford. Seth Arndorfer of Dakota Carrier Network.
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If there's not enough snowpack now, what will that mean down the line? Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.
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With the flu still raging across the country, some experts are urging people to wash their hands and do it right. Gary Crawford has this hands-on report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Angel Fraser, food safety researcher at Clemson University.
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What's in store for U.S. farmers over the next decade? Agriculture Department analysts have released their answers to that question. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA analyst, David Stallings.
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How might economic factors such as current commodity prices and a new federal budget agreement impact the shape of a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Texas A and M ag economist Joe Outlaw. University of Missouri ag economist Patrick Westhoff.
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What are some of the highlights from USDA's annual look at how many farms are in our nation, and how much land is in farms? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Ryan Cowen of the National Agricultural Statistics Service
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There are some new additions to a USDA conservation initiative designed to improve both water quality and farmland operations. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Martin Lowenfish of the Natural Resources Conservation Service
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A USDA grant is helping the University of Missouri establish a national center for beef cattle reproduction. Stephanie Ho reports. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Jared Decker, University of Missouri beef geneticist.
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