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  • Return of the pod man

    Return of the pod man

    Arizona farmer Mark Moody raises mesquite trees for food and furniture.

  • Affirmative actions

    Three recent Obama nominations draw flak from environmentalists.

  • From Corn to Cabernet

    From Corn to Cabernet

    A burgeoning wine industry could provide a welcome economic boost to Colorado's Western Slope.

  • 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.

  • Chilling forecast

    Chilling forecast

    Warming temperatures may put an end to the stone fruit and nut harvest in California's Central Valley.

  • Coming home to roost

    Coming home to roost

    When Paulina turns out to be Paul, the killing cone can set things right.

  • Semi-wild in the new West

    Semi-wild in the new West

    Semi-wild rural landscapes, where humans mingle with wildlife, are a richer source of biodiversity than many Westerners realize.

  • The persistence of a golden time in the West

    The persistence of a golden time in the West

    Seventy years after the publication of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, migrant workers still roam the West, eking out a tough living in its orchards and farm fields.

  • Dust off your survival skills

    Dust off your survival skills

    In tough economic times like these, we could learn a lot from our pioneer ancestors, who managed to survive – and thrive – in a harsh Western landscape.

  • The fruits of their labor

    The fruits of their labor

    In Delta County, Colorado, a pilot program sent prisoners to work on three farms during the summer of 2008.

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