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BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN FEED INFORMATION SYSTEM Acknowledgments The committee acknowledges the indispensable contributions of numerous individuals in the preparation of this report. We are grateful to the symposium and workshop speakers and the participants representing academia, industry, government agencies, professional societies, and other organizations throughout North America, France, and the Netherlands who are recognized for their contributions to this effort. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's numerous data base managers, including Wayne Wolf, formerly of the Nutrient Data Laboratory, and Jimmy Mowder, the Germplasm Resources Information Network, provided invaluable insight for assessing the proposed data base system. Mike Permenter, Chesapeake Bay Program Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Resources Conservation Service; Marjorie Adkins of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; and Thomas Beauduy, Esq., Chesapeake Bay Commission, provided information about the Chesapeake Bay Decision Support System and the environmental state of the Bay. The committee appreciates the assistance provided by editorial consultant Michael K. Hayes. Many scientists have generously supplied their comments and wisdom to make this report accurate and serviceable.
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