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Stats + Stories: Thankful For A Bountiful Harvest - How Bountiful Was It And Who Produced It?

Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

When most Americans think of agriculture, they might imagine fields of corn or wheat or herds of cattle or broods of chickens. Perhaps they even stop to consider the regulations that determine what foods are safe to eat. What they might not spend much time thinking about are the agencies that oversee farming and food in the United States. The work of one such agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Host Rosemary Pennington is joined by John Bailer, Chair of Miami's Statistics Department and guest Linda Young, Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research & Development for USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS.

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.

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