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Land Grant Universities Working to Solve Global Food Security Concerns

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Many agree it will take collaboration and innovation to feed the world's expected ten billion people by the year 2050. And doing their part in this effort are land grant university food and agriculture researchers. Rod Bain looks at examples of some of this innovative work in this edition of "Agriculture USA".


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Executive Director Sally Rockey. Sotirios Archontoulis of Iowa State University. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Lisa Tiemann of Michigan State University. Benjamin Redding of North Carolina State University. Crystal Levesque of South Dakota State University.

Cherry Production Forecasts in Bloom for 2019

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If you are wondering if there will be plenty of sweet and tart cherries this summer, USDA's latest production forecast has answers. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Lance Honig of the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Raspberry Razzmatazz

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Raspberries are one of nature's most delicious and delicate foods. They rank #3 in U.S. berry popularity. Gary Crawford has this berry odd story.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Chantel Oyi with the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service. Raspberry farmer, Alma Diaz.

Produce Affordable and Able to Meet Dietary Guidelines

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Can consumers afford to buy the fruits and vegetables to help them meet federal diet guidelines? Rod Bain has some answers in this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Hayden Stewart of the Economic Research Service

Vacationing with your Pet

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If you plan on taking your dog or cat with you on a vacation road trip, an expert has some tips for you. Gary Crawford has this report.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Anne McCann, with USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Storage Tips for Long-Lasting, Safe, and Tasty Food

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If you store foods the right way, you can extend their shelf life, as well as make sure they are safe, nutritious and tasty. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Carolyn Washburn of Utah State University Extension

Land Grant Universities Addressing Global Food Security

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Land grant university researchers are playing a critical role in boosting ag productivity to feed the world's growing population. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain. Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Executive Director Sally Rockey. Lisa Tiemann of Michigan State University. Sotirios Archontoulis of Iowa State University. Benjamin Reading of North Carolina State University. Crystal Levesque of South Dakota State University.

USDA Acreage Report Answers some Questions--Raises Others

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For some people USDA's latest acreage and stocks reports answer a few questions, but raise a few as well. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and USDA Deputy Chief Economist Warren Preston.

Checking Out the New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

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The signup period for the new Dairy Margin Coverage program is open now -- check it out before the September 20th deadline. Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey.

Finding Efficient Lighting Systems for the Farm

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More farmers are installing high efficiency lighting systems in barns and buildings. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Daniel Ciolkosz (Pronounced "Cho-kus") of Penn State University Extension

USDA's Rural Development Still Has $2 Billion to Fund Community Projects

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Do you have a project idea that will improve life in your rural community? Stephanie Ho says there's a USDA program that may help you pay for it.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and Richard Mayfield, New York state RD director.