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Daily Radio Newsline
from 12/17/2014
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US, CUBA MOVE FORWARD TO NORMALIZE RELATIONS
Increased trade opportunities could eventually come from more normalized relations between the US and Cuba. (Rod Bain and President Barack Obama) Note to broadcasters--we will have more on this story from a USDA expert on Thursday, the 18th. 
RBAIN 00:00:56 Misc

CONGRESS RENEWS TAX EXPENSING MEASURE FOR 2014
Tax extenders bill, just passed, keeps 2013 farm asset tax depreciation policies in effect for 2014, but 2015 is once again an unknown. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johannson) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 OCE

LAST MINUTE BILL CONTINUES BIODIESEL TAX CREDIT FOR 2014
Soybean producers and biodiesel interests welcome the last minute vote to continue biodiesel tax credit retroactively for 2014, but hope for more long term certainty about the credit. (Gary Crawford and Rob Johannson) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 OCE

ECONOMISTS ARE TOUGH GUYS, TOO
USDA's outgoing Chief Economist is not just your average number cruncher. (Gary Crawford and Joe Glauber) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 OCE

DRIVERS - WATCH OUT FOR WILDLIFE AND AVOID A COLLISION
How can drivers reduce the chance of a vehicle-animal collision on the roadway? (Rod Bain and Sandra Jacobson of the US Forest Service) 
RBAIN 00:00:58 FS

ACTUALITY: ANIMAL-VEHICLE COLLISIONS ON THE RISE
Sandra Jacobson of the US Forest Service explains why the number of animal-vehicle collisions is rising in the US. 
RBAIN 00:00:58 FS

SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING ON CREATING BETTER CHRISTMAS TREES
Some age old and common problems we find with some real Christmas trees may someday be a thing of the past. (Gary Crawford and Dr. John Frampton) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00

ACTUALITY: BETTER CHRISTMAS TREES THROUGH SCIENCE
Dr. John Frampton, professor at North Carolina State University, talking about ongoing research to make better real Christmas trees for consumers. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:33

DIETARY GUIDELINES ADVISORY COMMITTEE FINISHES ITS WORK
A special panel of nutrition experts has finished its work on a report that government experts will use to help them come up with some updated advice to us on our diets. (Gary Crawford. Dr. Barbara Millen. Dr. Alice Licktenstein and former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00