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Why Do Taxpayers Subsidize Farmers' Insurance?

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Saving Lives In Africa With The Humble Sweet Potato

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Extreme Makeover, Potato Edition

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Meat Producers And, Ultimately, Consumers Hurt By Drought

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Farmers Split Over Subsidies As Senate Farm Bill Debate Begins

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The Secret Life Of California's World-Class Strawberries

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How Making Food Safe Can Harm Wildlife And Water

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