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Ag Risk & Farm Management Library

The National Ag Risk Education Library is a major component of USDA's Risk Management Education (RME) program, hosted by University of Minnesota and cosponsored by USDA NIFA.

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Management of stored grain with aeration

Informs managers of stored grain how to operate grain aeration systems to reduce grain deterioration. For grain producers.

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Lawn renovation

Describes lawn problems that lead to need for renovation or perhaps starting a new lawn. A 9-step chart gives basic steps for renovation. Publication also mentions seed varieties. For county extension agents and general audience.

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Ice dams

ICE DAMS Discusses causes and prevention of new ice dams; remedies for existing ice dams; and health implications of a water-damaged home. For general public, extension educators, and building contractors.

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Extreme Weather: Winter impacts

Web page directory to numerous articles on winter impacts

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Preparing Food Without Power

Explains how to prepare food when there is no or limited power. Includes safety advice for alternative cooking methods, and suggestions for no-cook foods, food preparation and safe food handling.

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Power Outages: Keep Food Safe

Provides recommendations on how to keep foods cold or frozen and determining when food safety has been compromised.

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Financial Recovery After Disaster Video Series

These 7 videos can be used by themselves and in conjunction with your other disaster recovery efforts. Based on the content of the award winning resource, Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit. Use the full-length videos by themselves or in connection with other disaster recovery resources. Use the shortened promotional versions when you have limited time or want to market the video series or toolkit.

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Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit

Tools and strategies needed to plan a family's financial recovery from a natural disaster, in a binder/workbook format. Introductory videos were added to the resource collection in 2015. Several promotional items have also been produced. To be used by the disaster survivor and those who are helping them recover. A special not-state-specific version is provided with customization guidance.

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Identifying Sources of Support and Friendship

People experiencing tough times report they feel better if they have teh support of family and friends. Your informal support networks are the personal ties you have with others. Friends, relatives and other people you turn to for comfort, advice or help are your "support system."

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Communicating Under Pressure

Part of the "Getting Through Tough Times" series of Minnesota Extension's "Live Healthy, Live Well" program. Concise directives: Speak carefully, Listen attentively, Respond accurately.

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How to Reduce Heat Stress in Your Pigs

Provides management strategies that can be implemented to evaluate heat stress in pigs and keep pigs performing well during high temperatures.

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Safe drinking water from wells in flooded areas

Explains how wells that have been inundated with floodwater need to be disinfected to assure a safe water supply. Tells where to disinfect, how to disinfect, and explains the steps needed. For homeowners with private wells, extension educators, others concerned with well water.

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Protecting trees and shrubs against winter damage

Explains causes of winter damage and corrective measures.

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Safe Drinking Water from Wells in Flooded Areas

Explains the procedure for disinfecting water wells inundated with flood waters. Provides step-by-step instructions on decontaminating wells, including the formula to calculate chlorine requirements.

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Molds – your safe home

Basic information on molds, links to additional information and offered in Spanish.

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Preparing Livestock in a Flood Zone

Identifies issues all livestock producers must consider when flooding is possible, including feed, water, power, relocation and mortality. Also, includes issues specific to dairy operations.

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Why Well Water Smells Bad

Discusses types of odor producing bacteria in wells, such as, iron or sulfur and how shock chlorination is the most common way to disinfect.

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Disaster Recovery Resource Fairs

A Disaster Recovery Resource Fair is a local, one-stop shop for disaster victims to access multiple assistance programs at one location. Holding Disaster Recovery Resource Fairs in the affected community can help reduce many barriers people may encounter as they attempt to access disaster assistance programs and services. Tested and proven effective; materials will help you and the affected community set up your own Disaster Recovery Resource Fair.

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Picking Up the Pieces

Covers many topics dealing with recovering from a disaster

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Septic System Owner's Guide

This resource contains information on septic systems. Content sampler available on line. Publication can be ordered. May be useful to owners in need of repairs or rebuilding the septic system following a flood.

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Moisture in basements: causes and solutions

Explains where basement moisture sources and what can be done to correct it. Presents seven approaches to solving this problem, from simple to complex.

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Adjusting to Suddenly Reduced Income

Contains information on emotional reactions to sudden income loss, how to change spending patterns, rethinking goals, and managing conflict. Includes four worksheets.

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