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Todays Radio News

Who's making money in the beef sector and what's ahead for margins? (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam)
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The summer grilling season could bring some bargains for beef lovers. (Gary Crawford and Shayle Shagam)
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No matter the sector of animal health, many in veterinary medicine see it as an opportunity to educate the public on a variety of matters. (Rod Bain and Amber Headen of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)
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Amber Headen, a USDA-APHIS veterinary medical officer, explains some of the duties she and her counterparts share, such as promoting biosecurity and food safety.
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Corn planting is at nearly one-third of the pace of the five year average. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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USDA has this year's first look at the soybean crop. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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National cotton planting numbers slightly behind the five year average. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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Rice planting progress nationwide is slightly ahead of schedule -- or at least the five year average. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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Spring wheat planting is far behind schedule. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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There's been no change in the overall condition numbers for this year's winter wheat crop. (Stephanie Ho and USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey)
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying one of the few crops actually being planted at the normal pace is peanuts.
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Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying sugarbeet planting is far behind the normal schedule.
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Todays Radio News

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The term "consolidation" can mean many things pertaining to the farm and food industries, and to consumers as well. Rod Bain looks at some of the examples and potential implications of consolidation in this edition of "Agriculture USA". PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Jim Collins of Dow-Dupont. USDA economic researcher Jim MacDonald.
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The Deputy Secretary of Agriculture recently explained some of the ways the Department encourages growth in local and regional food systems. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky
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Can offering new, genetically engineered, food products help gain acceptance by U.S. and global consumers? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Farm broadcaster Jeff Nalley. Mary Kay Thatcher of Syngenta. Andy LaVigne of the American Seed Trade Association. Margaret Zeigler of the Global Harvest Alliance. University of Florida professor Kevin Folta. Tom Sleight of the U.S. Grains Council.
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USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service seek input and feedback from non-agricultural stakeholders at the state-wide level, including conservation and wildlife groups. Stephanie Ho has more on the story. PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Salvador Salinas, NRCS Texas State Conservationist. Beryl Armstrong, Plateau Land and Wildlife Management. Glenn Miller, National Wild Turkey Federation. Blair Fitzsimons, Texas Agricultural Land Trust.
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Want to have a good productive little food garden but you don't have land or a yard? One expert says don't let that stop you. Gary Crawford has this report. * - April is National Gardening Month PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Cindy Brown, Smithsonian garden and plant expert.
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Research shows that a bit more unkempt lawn helps bees, but it also shows that it's hard to convince some of us to change our habits. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Susannah Lerman, Forest Service Wildlife Biologist.
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Speculation grows about a possible U.S. return to the Trans Pacific Partnership and what that may mean for the American ag sector. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. President Donald Trump. National Council of Farmer Cooperatives President Chuck Conner. National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. Minnesota dairy producer Mitch Davis.
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Farmers this spring have some extra new factors to consider that might cause some last minute changes in planting decisions. Gary Crawford has more. PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.
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USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service meets regularly with farmers and ranchers to discuss local resource and conservation issues. Stephanie Ho has the story. PARTICPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Salvador Salinas, NRCS Texas State Conservationist. Wade Ross, Texas Small Farmers and Ranchers Community Based Organization. Jimmy Wedel, Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Co-op. J.K. "Rooter" Brite, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association.
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Risks to ag crops and livestock from weather events like hurricanes tend to be difficult to assess, so how can that be improved from a risk management perspective? Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Mississippi State University ag economist Keith Coble
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An international research team is looking at gene engineering in crop plants as a means to improve water, and yield, efficiency in order to feed a growing global population. Rod Bain reports. PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and University of Illinois Plant Biologist Stephen Long
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