Farm training helps Marines work with Afghanistan’s farmers

Outlet: USA TODAY

June 3, 2011

The Marines are about to land in Fresno. No, it’s not an assault. Rather, on Monday, about 20 U.S. Marines will arrive at California State University-Fresno for some down-in-the-dirt farm training. They’ll spend a week learning how to test soil, assess an irrigation system, check livestock for disease and prune a pomegranate tree…

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