Paul Herringshaw says farmers like him have been taking steps to reduce crop runoff for years. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

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Jeff Jones and his daughters feed grain to their foraging cattle once a day in Callaway County, Mo. They're concerned about the health and environmental effects a potential hog farm next door might have. Kristofor Husted/KBIA hide caption

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Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

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Sam Van Aken's grafted fruit trees are still quite young, but this artist rendering shows what he expects the "Tree of 40 Fruit" to look like in springtime in a few years. Courtesy of Sam Van Aken hide caption

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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

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More than 170 volunteers in the Brattleboro, Vt., area have contributed urine to the Rich Earth Institute field trials. Mike Earley/Courtesy of Rich Earth Institute hide caption

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The U.S. Geological Survey found that neonicotinoids are leaching into streams and rivers in the Midwest, including the Missouri River, shown here in Leavenworth, Kan. Dean Bergmann/iStockphoto hide caption

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Throwing out a pound of boneless beef effectively wastes 24 times more calories than throwing out a pound of vegetables or grains. Egg and dairy products fall somewhere between the two extremes. Morgan Walker/NPR hide caption

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The decline of honeybees has been attributed to a variety of causes, from nasty parasites to the stress of being transported from state to state to feed on various crops in need of pollination. iStockphoto hide caption

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Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

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A flat of Albion strawberries at the Bob Jones Ranch fruit stand near Oxnard, Calif. Zumapress/Corbis hide caption

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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

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When families give up farming and move away, it drains life out of small communities. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain

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David Ng (right) and Amanda Furrow, Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists, inspect wheat for insects and alien seeds at a port in Baltimore, Md. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

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Over 90 percent of American figs are grown in California. Two growers there are trying to coax the fruit into ripeness nine months of the year and maybe more. anujd89/Flickr hide caption

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Vincent Mourou, co-founder of Vietnam's first artisan chocolate maker Marou, inspects cacao beans at a farmer's garden in Go Cong Tay district. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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