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Are You Ready for USDA's New Rural Development Initiative Called REDI?

00:04:59.937 2019-06-25   
USDA has a new rural development initiative that aims to help rural communities develop and implement solutions that will help them raise their quality of life. Stephanie Ho has more on this edition of Agriculture USA.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Bo Beaulieu, Purdue University. Alex Holland, McClure Engineering. Nathan Ohle, Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Jack Morgan, National Association of Counties. Alison Davis, University of Kentucky.

Honey Bee Losses Continue Very High

00:03:00.062 2019-06-25   
Losses of honey bee colonies are running very high. Gary Crawford talks about this with experts at a pollination event in Washington, D.C.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kyle Grubbs with USDA's Bee Lab in Beltsville, Maryland. Mary Kay Malinowski with University of Maryland Extension.

USDA Provides Student Meals in the Summer, Even When School's Out

00:02:56.065 2019-06-25   
What do kids do when school's out, but they still need help with a meal or two? Stephanie Ho tells you about USDA's summer meals program.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Sara Olson, FNS.

It's Almost Criminal the Way Some July 4th Cookouts/Picnics Turn Out

00:03:00.062 2019-06-25   
The number of food related illness cases coming from Fourth of July picnics and cookouts is almost criminal. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin, with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MP HOTLINE

Fourth of July Grilling Goofs

00:03:00.062 2019-06-25   
Don't let that Fourth of July cookout make you or your guests sick. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
****Broadcasters: The USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline number is 888-MPHOTLINE(888-674-5463) Listeners can also go online to AsKaren.gov ****

USDA Works to Help Rural Communities Improve Living Standards

00:03:00.009 2019-06-25   
A new USDA initiative aims to help rural communities get the practical assistance they need to implement economic development plans that are aimed at raising living standards. Stephanie Ho reports.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Bo Beaulieu, Purdue University. Alex Holland, McClure Engineering. Nathan Ohle, Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Jack Morgan, National Association of Counties. Alison Davis, University of Kentucky.

Haying and Grazing Date Change for Prevented Planting Claims

00:02:22.001 2019-06-25   
There's been a prevented planting date change, which is aimed at helping with more forage production around the country. Stephanie Ho has the story.


PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. RMA Administrator Martin Barbre.

Is There Anything Good About Excessive Rain?

00:02:30.099 2019-06-25   
The rain has been excessive, but are there any upsides? Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

Connecting Onfarm Conservation Practices with Onfarm Benefits

00:02:19.885 2019-06-25   
USDA researchers are looking at how various farm conservation practices covered under contract benefit landowners economically. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and USDA economic researcher Steve Wallander

Grain Bin Emergencies and how to Prevent and Prepare for Them

00:02:28.244 2019-06-25   
How can farmers, grain operators, firefighters and others prevent and prepare for grain bin fires and grain dust explosions? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Dave Hill of Penn State University Extension

A Lot of Feedlot 4-1-1 for Beginning and Young Cattle Producers

00:02:23.751 2019-06-25   
What are some of the basics a cattle producer should know if they are marketing fed cattle for sale for the first time? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Dan Loy of Iowa State University Extension
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