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NUTRITION

Fracas over new food scoring system showcases the perils of rankings based on nutrient formulas
Sioux Falls Go Red for Women Event promotes lean beef's place in a heart-healthy diet.
In some rural areas, fresh and healthy food is getting harder to access as more small town grocery stores close.
This week on AgweekTV, unharvested and low-quality crops are causing agronomic anc crop insurance issues. We share tips for farm succession planning. And we'll look at the food deserts being created with the loss of rural grocery stores.

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