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Hidden Dangers of Severe Weather

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Host Doug Stephan reviews news about Replenishing the Soil, Deforestation and the threat Amazon.com poses with box usage. Next, Doug welcomes Dr. Neil I. Fox https://www.cafnr.missouri.edu/person/neil-i-fox/ , Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at The University of Missouri. He has researched a number of threads which include: The use of radar in the estimation and very short-period forecasting (nowcasting) of rainfall. The representation of rainfall in models of runoff, soil detachment and stream flow. Observation of winds at heights of interest to wind energy development and their relationship to the characteristics of the low-level jet. They discuss the hidden dangers of Severe Weather. Finally, Doug gives an update on Willie Nelson's "Farm Aid" and finally Doug opines with very little optimism over the proposed Farm Bill. He suggests that there needs to be a whole new pricing structure that is more favorable to the small Family Farm. 

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