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  • Organics and biofuels bring independence

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

  • Universities lag on organics

    Montana’s land-grant universities have so far shown little interest in promoting organic agriculture

  • Thanks to the farmers

    Supporting sustainable, local, organic food production is one way to reduce our ecological impact and restore the West’s rural communities

  • A New Green Revolution

    In Montana’s dying farm country, "vanguard agriculture" is putting people back to work on the land

  • Agriculture gets a half-step greener

    Protected Harvest is a nonprofit that offers certification to farmers who are interested in more eco-friendly practices, but not willing to become organic

  • Congress loosens organic standards

    Large-scale organic food producers have beaten back an attempt to strengthen national organic standards

  • In the orchards, questions about immigration reform

    In Yakima County, Wash., the California-based labor contractor Global Horizons is stirring up controversy among local Latino farmworkers by bringing in hundreds of guest workers from Thailand to pick fruit

  • Backbreaking work props up 'sustainable' crops

    California farmworkers fight for stricter regulations on hand weeding, only to find themselves at odds with organic farmers.

  • No room for democracy on California farms

    In The Conquest of Bread, Richard Walker takes a sweeping, skeptical look at the history of agriculture in California

  • Climate model may help farmers know what to grow

    A high-tech climate model will give farmers in Washington’s Yakima Valley a kind of crystal ball for predicting weather, choosing which crops to plant, and dealing with drought and global warming

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