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Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jan 14, 2014 04:58 PM CST

DTN's recent reporting on the Helicoverpa armigera caterpillar's chances in the U.S. presented us with a dilemma. How do we report on the risks of a pest that hasn't arrived without sounding like Chicken Little?

Step One: Nix the alternate title: "The Caterpillar is Coming! The Caterpillar is Coming!"

Step Two: Talk to as many impartial sources as will answer your calls and end up with a mound of information, much of which won't make the final story.

Most story trimmings are best left lying on the cutting room floor, but two stood out as interesting and maybe even important:

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