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Science, Health and Technology
5:46 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

A look at the ag census

Justin Jones hopes to expand his fruit and vegetable farm to three or four acres next year. That may seem small, but his business is part of a trend. The U.S. added 110,000 farms under 50 acres from 2002-2007.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we’ll learn about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ag census , and hear about the importance of getting a flu shot.

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Agriculture
5:38 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

In the ag census even the smallest farms count

A head of broccoli ready to be picked in late November at Jones Produce near Crete, Neb.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

The U.S. Department of Agriculture updates its ag census every five years and is preparing to send farmers new surveys in December. One trend to watch is the growing number of small farms. They are easy to miss and some would rather not be counted.

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