U.S. Military Aims to Help Iraqi Farmers

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A bodyguard (left) pulls out a gun as an argument erupts over the distribution of 600 or so chicks. i

A bodyguard (left) pulls out a gun as an argument erupts over the distribution of 600 or so chicks. John McChesney/NPR hide caption

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A bodyguard (left) pulls out a gun as an argument erupts over the distribution of 600 or so chicks.

A bodyguard (left) pulls out a gun as an argument erupts over the distribution of 600 or so chicks.

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The U.S. military is trying, in small ways, to boost Iraqi agricultural production. In one example, an armed convoy recently escorted thousands of chickens to homes in the countryside south of Baghdad.

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