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  • Heard around the West

    Old-timers can no longer ski for free at Park City; 80-year-old farmer won’t slow down; scary killer bee stories; Alaskan pork; Bluff vs. Pokershare.com; no road to new high school in Tombstone

  • Farmland conservation program may be plowed under

    Farmland conservation program may be plowed under

    The Conservation Reserve Program, which pays farmers to idle highly erodible cropland, is facing budget cuts and other challenges.

  • Fixing what ain't broken in Foggy Bottom

    Fixing what ain't broken in Foggy Bottom

    The U.S. House of Representatives is wasting its time passing unnecessary and absurd laws, but at least that’s helping to keep it out of trouble.

  • A Colorado newspaperman fights for his valley's water

    A Colorado newspaperman fights for his valley's water

    Bob Rawlings, publisher of the Pueblo Chieftain, has battled for decades to bring water to southeastern Colorado and, once it's there, to keep it no matter what.

  • A New Green Revolution

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

  • 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.

  • Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35

    Township 13 South, Range 92 West, Section 35

    A writer looks into the history of the people who lived on the Colorado mesa she now calls home.

  • From grass to grains

    From grass to grains

    The local food growers in Oregon’s Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project see a unique opportunity in today’s economic crisis.

  • How can "woofers" stay on the farm?

    How can "woofers" stay on the farm?

    Young people are eager to serve as unpaid interns on organic farms, but translating their dreams into a real, self-supporting lifestyle is proving harder.

  • Shear Pleasure

    A photo essay follows Matt Smith and the other New Zealanders who make up the company Shear Pleasure as they travel Montana, visiting sheep ranches, shearing sheep, and drinking hard at the end of the day

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