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The Slightly Crazy World of Milk and Dairy

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Milk drinking by Americans has taken a crazy dive downward over the years, but it may be coming back in style. Gary Crawford has a dairy interesting story for you on this edition of Agriculture USA.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dairy farmers, Ken Smith and Marilyn Hershey. Jessica Learman with Incredibly Dairy and the Real Love Convoy.

Floods, Freezers, Fridges and Foods

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If you've just had a power outage or if you are warned about a possible outage, here is some food safety information you need. Gary Crawford has more.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Janell Goodwin with USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline.
**broadcasters--the story briefly references Hurricane Barry, but is good for anytime and anyplace**

Can You Salvage Food Items Touched by Flood Waters?

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If your home is ever invaded by floodwaters, Gary Crawford has this advice from an expert on salvaging food items after the waters recede.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dr. Chad Roy, with Tulane University. Janell Goodwin with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The Crazy World of Milk

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Milk drinking by Americans has taken a crazy dive downward over the years, but it may be coming back in style. Gary Crawford has a dairy interesting story.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Dairy farmers, Ken Smith and Marilyn Hershey. Jessica Learman with Incredibly Dairy.

Oh Honey! Are More People in Love with You?

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It appears an increase in honey use on the consumer level is an indicator of how much more we seem to be enjoying this sweet delicacy. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Margaret Lombard of the National Honey Board

Mango Mania - Part 2

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A group of mango farmers and others in the mango business are trying to get more of us to buy and try this tropical fruit. Gary Crawford has this ripe story.


PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford and Manuel Michel, CEO of the National Mango Board.

What Was in USDA's Latest Crop Production Report?

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What crops were featured in USDA's July Crop Production report? Stephanie Ho has the story.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Something to Look Forward to in August? New Acreage Numbers.

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Resurveyed corn and soy acreage numbers will be reflected in USDA's August Crop Production report.

PARTICIPANTS: Stephanie Ho. Outgoing World Ag Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.

Crop Acreage Reporting Deadline Extended in Some States

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Producers in twelve states impacted by the extreme rains and moistures of the Spring and early Summer will have an extra week to report their planted acres for spring-seeded crops. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce

U.S. Rice Purchased by China for the First Time

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A historic purchase has been years in the making and came about because of various USDA efforts and programs. Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Betsy Ward of U.S. Rice

Enrollment Update on Dairy Margin Coverage

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What are some enrollment takeaways as the new Dairy Margin Coverage safety net program approaches its first month of implementation? Rod Bain reports.


PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce