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How Was USDA Involved in the Miracle on the Hudson?

00:04:59.937 2019-02-12   
You've probably heard about the Miracle on the Hudson, but have you heard about the role USDA played in the investigation of the plane crash? Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Mike Begier, National Coordinator for USDA's Airport Wildlife Hazards Program. Travis DeVault, USDA National Wildlife Research Center biologist.


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How Did USDA Help with the Miracle on the Hudson Investigation?

00:02:54.628 2019-02-12   
Plane crashes -- like the Miracle on the Hudson -- are not usually part of USDA's responsibility -- unless wildlife is involved. Stephanie Ho has more on the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Mike Begier, National Coordinator for USDA's Airport Wildlife Hazards Program. Travis DeVault, USDA National Wildlife Research Center biologist.

USDA Bird Strike Research Includes Many Different Areas

00:02:57.057 2019-02-12   
What are USDA researchers doing to try to reduce collisions between birds and aircraft? Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Travis DeVault, National Wildlife Research Center biologist.

Have You already Broken your New Year's Resolution to Exercise?

00:02:59.748 2019-02-12   
Have you already broken your New Year's resolution to start an exercise program and stick with it? Maybe you started wrong. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Rutgers University Extension Health and Nutrition expert.

Most of us May Have an Easier Time Filing our Taxes this Year

00:02:54.445 2019-02-12   
Many of us will have an easier and simpler time filing our federal income tax forms this year. Gary Crawford files this tax-free report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Kristine Tidgren, Director of Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Classic radio comedians, Fibber McGee and Molly

Care Concerning Your Valentines Floral Gifts

00:02:48.986 2019-02-12   
How can you take care of that gift of a Valentine's Day bouquet or potted plant to keep the love, and the enjoyment, going as long as possible? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Jennifer Schutter of University of Missouri Extension)


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Agriculture Update


USDA Playing Catch-up on Farm Bill Implementation after Shutdown

00:02:30.151 2019-02-12   
After the long government shutdown, USDA is playing catch-up as it begins to implement the new Farm Bill. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. President Donald Trump; Deputy Agriculture Secretary Steve Censky; Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University.

Will New Farm Bill Dairy Program Improve the Struggling Dairy Sector?

00:02:28.793 2019-02-12   
Will the new Farm Bill dairy program relieve some of the stress in the dairy industry? Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford; Alan Bjerga with the National Milk Producers Federation; Carl Zulauf, Ag. Economist at Ohio State University; Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky.

Crafting the Major February USDA Reports

00:02:28.871 2019-02-12   
How did the Agriculture Department collect data necessary to issue its first major reports post-partial government shutdown? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johannson. Mark Hudson of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer.

Release of 2017 Ag Census Delayed Until April

00:02:23.333 2019-02-12   
Although USDA has been working to get all of its agricultural reports back on track -- the 2017 Ag Census is one report whose release will definitely be delayed. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Joe Parsons, National Ag Statistics Board Chair.

A More "Farmer Friendly" Farm Bill?

00:02:29.995 2019-02-12   
Is this brand-new Farm Bill more farmer friendly? Some experts say in some ways it is. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Former President George H.W. Bush; Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh with Kansas State University. Dr. Carl Zulauf with Ohio State University. North Dakota farmer, Tim Erbele.
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