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  • The Sultans of Spuds

    Western farmers band together to form the “OPEC of Potatoes” – a farmers’ cooperative called the United Potato Growers of America

  • The red, white and blue of ‘red or green?’

    New Mexico’s traditional chile industry faces hot competition from global producers

  • Brave New Hay

    Monsanto’s genetically modified Roundup Ready alfalfa may take over the West, as the company re-engineers the world to conform to its business plan

  • Native hum

    As honeybees vanish, Western farmers turn to the region’s native pollinators

  • Cow feed from Planet 9

    Genetically modified crops may not be the sci-fi monsters their foes believe, but it makes sense for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin to regulate them seriously

  • The Silence of the Bees

    Migratory beekeeper John Miller hauls his hives across the West, pollinating everything from almonds to apples, but a nasty parasite and a mysterious disorder are making life much harder for John and his buzzing business partners.

  • Have bee, will travel

    This issue of High Country News features Hannah Nordhaus on the challenges facing a Western migratory beekeeper and his hives of pollinating bees.

  • New Mexico’s water rebel

    Albuquerque water developer Bill Turner, a board member of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, is often described as the bane of the district as well.

  • The Efficiency Paradox

    Water efficiency has long been touted as a silver bullet for the West’s water problems, but too much efficiency can cause problems of its own, especially in the fragile Colorado River Delta.

  • How to save a creek... one drop at a time

    A detailed map shows the work being done on Oregon’s Whychus Creek to restore instream flows with the cooperation of local farmers

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