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  • Where free trade is more than an acronym

    Pulling onions alongside a Mexican field worker, the writer describes the hard work and meager pay for a product that will sell for 50 times what workers are paid.

  • Harvesting ancient farming

    The Colorado nonprofit Sustainable Settings wants to teach farmers about an ancient agricultural system called "alley cropping" that uses scant water wisely and protects against soil erosion.

  • Troubled harvest: Washington's fruit industry is a hotbed of federal immigration policy gone wrong

    Farmers, government officials and immigrant advocacy groups are at odds over the best way to deal with the burgeoning population of illegal immigrants picking Washington state's fruit crop.

  • The hope of a freshly planted field

    The author remembers her childhood in Bozeman, Mont., where no one thought her mother would ever succeed in growing sweet corn.

  • How to get right side up again

    Northern New Mexico's small farmers would thrive if the United States quit favoring and subsidizing corporate agriculture.

  • What's in your organic burrito?

    The Department of Agriculture has released its new, proposed national organic standards for food in the U.S.

  • What to do about "Frankenfoods'?

    Two natural-foods chains - Wild Oats Market and Whole Foods Market - are banning genetically engineered foods from their stores.

  • The disappearing farm: Can cooperatives keep rural people rooted in the plains?

    On the Great Plains, some beleagured farmers are pinning their economic hopes on local cooperatives, such as a pasta-making factory in Leeds, N.D.

  • Potatoes raise a stink in Idaho

    Millions of pounds of leftover potato sludge dumped by the Idaho Pacific potato processing plant in Ririe, Idaho, are creating a messy, stinky problem, according to local residents.

  • Bringing back the small family farm

    A handbook called "Rebirth of the Small Family Farm," by Bob and Bonnie Gregson, offers advice for would-be organic farmers.

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