Agricultural work, which is physically demanding, is also a risky business venture. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Soil erosion after five inches or more of rain fell in one hour across portions of Western Iowa in 2013. USDA Natural Resources Conservation hide caption

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A lettuce thinner manufactured by Ramsay Highlander removes excess seedlings from the field so that others have room to grow. Just one worker is required to operate the machine. Rachel Estabrook hide caption

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"A œGift for the Grangers" was a recruitment poster for the National Grange printed in 1873. Grange membership around this period was estimated by some to be as high as 2 million. Today it'™s less than 200,000. National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry hide caption

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A central Illinois farmer plants corn seed into the evening in Farmingdale, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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The June issue of The Oprah Magazine includes an article with details on Oprah Winfrey's new farm in Hawaii. The Oprah Magazine hide caption

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This "pinkhouse" at Caliber Biotherapeutics in Bryan, Texas, grows 2.2 million plants under the glow of blue and red LEDs. Courtesy of Caliber Therapeutics hide caption

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Through the City Land Application of Biosolids Program in Geneva, Ill., the fertilizer supplement is provided to local farmers at no cost. City of Geneva/Flickr hide caption

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Clucking all the way to the bank: A hen models a polka-dot diaper from, a multimillion-dollar business that sells everything from chicken caviar treats to day-old birds. Courtesy of hide caption

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