Agriculture

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Signs and Wonders: A good deal for everyone but taxpayers

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Insurance abuses. Insurance is one of the great ideas in human history. Though some limited forms of insurance have existed for thousands of years, the modern…

Bacon: Man’s best friend?

By Aimee Stauf
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Food | Evidence that pigs can respond to their names, learn complicated tricks, and interact sociably with owners has led one animal-rights group to claim would-be…

Food stamps and congressional ‘cruelty’

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Is Congress cruel? Greg Kaufmann, author of “This Week in Poverty” for The Nation , thinks so: “Congress continues to pummel low-income people…

House farm bill sows seeds for bigger legislative fight

By Andrew Branch
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Agriculture | The U.S. House of Representatives approved a scaled-back farm bill Thursday, setting up what could be an even bigger fight over food stamps and the role of…

Signs and Wonders: Duggars join Texas fight against ‘baby holocaust’

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Baby holocaust. The stars of the hit television program 19 Kids and Counting , Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, lent their voices to Texas pro-life efforts this…

Homelessness in Puerto Rico and other poverty news

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Puerto Rico’s homeless population has risen sharply—as much as 70 percent—in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis. Across the island of…

Conflict of interests could fetter Farm Bill

By Andrew Branch
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Welfare | The Senate passed its version of a new farm bill Tuesday, but a portion of the subsidy package threatens to kill the measure in the House as it did last year.

Raw milk law raises red flags in Montana

By Nikolas Grosfield
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Health | “Sunup to sundown.” That’s how Jennifer Holmes describes her typical work day on a Montana dairy farm. Holmes has been a dairy farmer for 15 years.

Cultivating an urban wilderness

By Sophia Lee
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Food | City-dwellers are transforming unused plots into miniature farmland

The farmer in all of us

By Angela Lu
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Culture | Amid Super Bowl commercials hawking their wares with hot girls, voodoo, and low-brow humor, a spot for Dodge Ram trucks stood out for its ode to the…

Bountiful harvest

Bountiful harvest

By Timothy Lamer
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Agriculture | The rich will get richer under the new bipartisan farm bill

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