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  • How to heat-proof your garden

    How to heat-proof your garden

    In a spring so hot and dry that it’s breaking records, backyard gardeners might considering using edible living mulch to protect the soil.

  • How yuppies killed, and saved, the family farm

    How yuppies killed, and saved, the family farm

    Western Colorado is seeing an unexpected agricultural revival, thanks in part to affluent outsiders creating a market for local food and wine.

  • Backbreaking work props up 'sustainable' crops

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

  • Heard Around the West

    “Goat Insurance” in Idaho; organic is blooming in Washington; scary big black rifles are in; don’t shoot the cleaners; pardon my typo

  • The Greening of the Plains

    A conservation movement is stirring on the Great Plains, but local farmers are stuck with a harsh reality: It still pays to plow up virgin prairie

  • Healthy workers, healthy label

    The Bailey family’s efforts to take care of its orchard workers in The Dalles, Ore., have earned it certification from The Food Alliance

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