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  • A River Once More

    In Oregon, a revolutionary community alliance is working to put water – and steelhead trout – back into the Deschutes River

  • Unpaved with good intentions

    A new breed of land trusts seeks not merely to preserve undeveloped landscape, but to keep it in agricultural use – particularly in organic farming.

  • The rural West's pragmatic booster

    Economist and demographer Larry Swanson wants to help rural Western communities find a way to survive

  • 'There was just some hard hittin' going on'

    Matt Jenkins visits the annual Combine Demolition Derby in the tiny farming town of Lind, Wash.

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • A world built on groundwater

    In Ogallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains, William Ashworth examines the effects of groundwater dependency in a dry land

  • Watch the river flow

    Farmers and conservationists have reached a settlement that allows water to flow in California’s San Joaquin River, home to the Friant Dam

  • Guest farmworkers get a new deal

    The United Farm Workers has signed a contract with agricultural labor-supply company Global Horizons protecting the rights of guest farmworkers

  • Southwestern farmers, lawmakers seek solutions to worker shortages

    The Western Growers Association says its farmers need another 20,000 workers to harvest this winter’s crop, and President Bush endorses the idea of a guest-worker program to make it easier for migrant workers in the U.S.

  • Congress loosens organic standards

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

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