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Todays Radio News

On the day that one Presidential nomination for a USDA leadership post was sent to the US Senate, announcement was made for two additional intended nominations. (Rod Bain. Indiana Secretary of Agriculture Ted McKinney)
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A new US-China trade protocol agreement will soon allow milled rice exports from our country into the Chinese marketplace for the first time. (Rod Bain and Betsy Ward of the USA Rice Federation)
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Betsy Ward of the USA Rice Federation explains a phytosanitary protocol that will allow US rice exports to China, as well as the next steps for exports to begin.
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Secretary Perdue met with children at a rec center in Washington DC, to see USDA's summer meals program in action. (Stephanie Ho and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue)
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USDA works with community groups to help feed kids' bodies and minds. (Stephanie Ho; USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue; Kevin O'Hara, with the National Recreation and Park Association; Paula Allen, recreational specialist with D.C. Depatment of Parks and Recreation)
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Expanded emergency haying and grazing for livestock is now available on Conservation Reserve Program lands in drought-stricken areas of the Northern Plains. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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D-4 drought coverage is now reported in areas of Montana and North Dakota, per the latest weekly US Drought Monitor update. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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Next month, negotiators from North American Free Trade Agreement member nations will convene opening talks to modernize this trade deal. (Rod Bain. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Chandler Goule of the National Association of Wheat Growers.)
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The summer heat and potential fuel loads could add to an already active wildfire season for the nation, particularly in the Western US. (Rod Bain and USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey)
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Flexibility is part of the framework in a new plan for preparation of and response to any emerging animal diseases in livestock and poultry. (Rod Bain and Lee Ann Thomas of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)
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Lee Ann Thomas of the USDA-APHIS's Veterinary Services explains how previous experiences with emerging animal diseases led to development of a new, and flexible, preparation and response plan to these threats.
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Lee Ann Thomas of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service discusses the three year process of stakeholder feedback that led to development of a new emerging animal disease preparation and response plan.
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Todays Radio News

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Everyone loves a good comeback story and on this edition of Agriculture USA Gary Crawford has one about eggs. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA economist, Shayle Shagam. Anne Alonzo, President of the American Egg Board. Howard Helmer, shameless and blameless promoter of eggs and holder of world records for omelet making. Also snippets from a Batman episode with Adam West, Burt Ward and Vincent Price.
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How can you can find out about what one USDA official says is a "best kept secret," at least in terms of summer meals for kids? Stephanie Ho has the inside scoop. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA's Community Meals Branch Chief Andrea Farmer. No Kid Hungry Campaign program manager, Derrick Lambert.
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If you have an international trip coming up and want to take your pet along, you'll have to plan well ahead of take-off time. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Dr. Kate Bowers with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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Want to meet the fastest omelet maker on earth and get a tip or two about how to use eggs? Then don't listen to this report from Gary Crawford. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Howard Helmar, egg expert and superfast omelet maker.
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This is the prime season for fresh plums...and stale plum puns. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Laura Popielski, plum punster with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
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If you ever thought of having fruit trees in your yard, one expert says plum trees might be a good one to try first. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kayla Johnson with USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Brad Warner, fruit grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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Winter wheat, spring wheat -- what's the status of it all, especially as the drought takes its toll on the spring wheat crop? PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson
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What is slowing down the adoption and use of new data technology by farmers? Some experts say it's not technology itself. Gary Crawford has this report. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Roger Royse, California lawyer. Todd Janzen, President of Janzen Agricultural Law in Indiana. Billy Tiller, Texas cotton farmer and CEO of Grower Information Services Cooperative.
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The future of fruit and vegetable growers and processors relies on improved technologies and further innovations, so say some specialty crop members. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wegner. Florida berry grower Gary Wishnatzki. Andrew LaVigne of the American Seed Trade Association. Kevin Murphy of Driscolls.
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A partnership forged in the last Farm Bill is bringing support to cutting edge agricultural research. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Sally Rockey
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As more farmers are incorporating cover crops in their operation, so is the research and tech to develop new seed varieties and traits. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Tracy Tally of the American Seed Trade Association. Riza DeMasi (Dee-May-See) of Grassland Oregon.
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