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  • The GOAT Blog

    Thumbs up for Wyo's wind tax

    It could put wind on par with fossil fuels in the nation's energy colony

  • Go west, fruit picker

    Disappearing jobs in the hard-hit apple orchards of eastern Washington have led to a flood of displaced migrant workers moving west toward Seattle.

  • The GOAT Blog

    The cost of progress

    Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.

  • Plowing under the fields of shame

    Rebecca Clarren talks to migrant farmworker women about a threat they face every day in the fields: sexual harassment and assault by coworkers and bosses.

  • Climate cash-in

    Western farmers and ranchers using progressive land-management techniques can make a few bucks from the new carbon market – but some critics say it won’t lead to any real reduction in carbon emissions.

  • Left in the lurch

    Left in the lurch

    The recent expiration of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act has left western Oregon counties without funds.

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  • The fignificent fig man

    The fignificent fig man

    Lloyd Kreitzer’s journey as New Mexico’s premier fig grower.

  • Field Day

    In some Western states, including Colorado, prison inmates are taking the place of immigrant farmworkers.

  • Organics and biofuels bring independence

    More Montana farmers are starting to raise oilseed crops and produce their own biofuels to save on energy costs

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