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Daily Radio Newsline
from 07/03/2012
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CONTINUING THE BATTLE AGAINST WESTERN WILDFIRES
While some progress is being made, the wildfire threat continues to grow this summer throughout the West. (Rod Bain and President Barack Obama) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 Misc

CURRENT FIRE AREAS DUE FOR WEATHER RELIEF. FIRES COULD MOVE WEST.
Weather relief could come to current fire areas, helping to control those fires, but that may not be the end of the fire problem. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:59 WAOB

HEAT MAY THREATEN NEW CROP AREAS NEXT WEEK
Searing heat will continue to bake the same areas that have been sizzling for several days and the heat may be expanding northward. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:58 WAOB

LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS COULD BE HIT HARD AS PASTURES DRY UP
It's not only corn and soybeans that are being hurt by this summer's heat and drought. (Gary Crawford and Brad Rippey) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:58 WAOB

ACTUALITY: SOME AREAS HIT BY DROUGHT TWO YEARS IN A ROW
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, saying farmers and ranchers in some areas are seeing a repeat performance of heat and drought.....two bad years in a row. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:41 WAOB

ACTUALITY: NATIONAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT WEEK
Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, giving the not so encouraging national weather forecast for July 10th through the 16th. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:45 WAOB

EARLY WARNING TO POTENTIAL FOOD INSECURITY HOT SPOTS
A long time food security information tool is bringing timely data to those involved in food security efforts across the globe. (Rod Bain and John Scicchitano of FEWSNet) 
RBAIN 00:00:59 Misc

THE STINK BUG INVASION TAKES THE NATION BY STORM
The unpleasant stink bug, which came to this country from China, is becoming a nuisance nationwide. (Susan Carter and Tracy Leskey, USDA research entomologist.) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 ARS

THE CHINESE STINK BUG HAS BEEN GETTIN' AROUND
As stink bug problems spread across the nation, members of Congress are paying attention. (Susan Carter and Tracy Leskey, research entomologist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service) 
SCARTER 00:01:00 ARS

ACTUALITY: CONTROLLING BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG POPULATIONS
Tracy Leskey, USDA research entomologist, saying that it will take more than one approach, more than one tactic, to get the stink bug populations under control. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:19 ARS

NOT A GREAT SEASON FOR MANY MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS
Is climate change the reason for a poor maple syrup production in many areas this past season? One expert at the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. says it's certainly possible. (Gary Crawford and Tim Wilmot) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:58 Misc