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Daily Radio Newsline
from 05/01/2012
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SUITABILITY MAPPING HELPS DETERMINE FEEDSTOCK LOCATIONS FOR BIOFUELS
The Risk Management Agency is using ‘suitability mapping’ to assist producers interested in growing feedstock for biofuels. (Susan Carter and David Hannaway forage agronomist at Oregon State University) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 RMA

THE G20 GROUP OF NATIONS, FOOD SECURITY AND RESEARCH EFFORTS
USDA's Chief Economist says one way a group of the world's economically developed nations could battle food insecurity is greater research efficiencies. (Rod Bain and Chief Economist Joe Glauber) 
RBAIN 00:01:00 Misc

SUITABILITY MAPPING HELPS DETERMINE FEEDSTOCK LOCATIONS
The Risk Management Agency is using ‘suitability mapping’, a process successfully used in China, to assist U.S. producers interested in growing feedstock for biofuels. (Susan Carter and David Hannaway forage agronomist at Oregon State University) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 RMA

ACTUALITY: ELEMENTS NEEDED TO CREATE A SUITABILITY MAPPING PROGRAM
David Hannaway, forage agronomist at Oregon State University, explains the elements needed to create a suitability mapping program for a given crop in a given location. 
SCARTER 00:00:28 RMA

TOP LEADERS GIVE A NEW BOOST TO BIOBASED PRODUCTS
The Agriculture Department's program to give biobased products preference in purchases by federal agencies is getting some major new support from the top. (Gary Crawford and Ron Buckhalt) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:58 SEC

NEW PROPOSALS TO EXPAND BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PURCHASE
The USDA is proposing some new rules for its program to get federal agencies to buy more biobased products. (Gary Crawford and Ron Buckhalt) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 SEC

ACTUALITY: USDA'S BIOPREFERRED PROGRAM EXPLAINED
Ron Buckhalt, manager of USDA's BioPreferred Program, explaining that program and what it's about. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:53 SEC

REPORTS SHOW SIGNIFICANT FREEZE DAMAGE TO NORTHERN FRUIT CROPS
The latest round of freezes in the Great Lakes fruit belt have done some significant damage to some fruit crops. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:59 WAOB

MAJOR RAINS SPREADING ACROSS THE MIDWEST THIS WEEK
Just when some Midwest producers were getting worried about continued dryness, a wave of rain is coming through. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:59 WAOB

ACTUALITY: NO MAJOR FLOODING EXPECTED FROM MIDWEST RAINS
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying that the rains sweeping across the nation's midsection are not likely to produce major river flooding, as happened last year and the year before. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:25 WAOB

SOME SOUTHERN AREAS STILL FLIRTING WITH DROUGHT
Drought concerns are mounting in some areas of the southern U.S. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:57 WAOB

ACTUALITY: NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR MAY 8 - 14
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, giving the national weather forecast for May 8th through the 15th. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:49 WAOB