Natalie Arroyo is a senior "Aggie," one of 600 New York City public school students enrolled in a specialized, four-year agriculture program at John Bowne High School in Queens. She plans to become an agriculture educator after college. Lela Nargi for NPR hide caption

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By Returning To Farming's Roots, He Found His American Dream

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Beverly Kurtz and Tim Guenthner live near Gross Reservoir outside Boulder, Colo. They oppose a an expansion project that would raise the reservoir's dam by 131 feet. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

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Many large-scale farms rely heavily on immigrant labor. And many farmers are opposed to Donald Trump's strong stance against illegal immigrant. Ryan Anson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Land in the Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota, as in much of the country, is dominated by farming. Richard Hamilton Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Second-grader Kadija Noor's family came to the U.S. from Somalia. She says being a part of Growing Colorado Kids has led her to eat more healthful foods, although she still prefers the garden's strawberries to its vegetables. Megan Verlee/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Bruce Hincks of Meadowood Farm walks through his patch of brussels sprouts in Yarmouth, Maine. Hincks, who has been farming for 40 years, said that this is the worst season, in terms of drought and heat, that he has seen in 10 or 12 years. Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Kristie and Drew Harper opened a small bistro in Brookfield, Mo. Town leaders are courting other businesses in an effort to grow the local economy. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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At the Iowa State University Beef Nutrition Farm, the cattle eat carefully formulated rations. Researchers there are trying to test new types of animal feed. Amy Mayer/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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An assortment of organic vegetables is seen on display. A growing body of evidence documents how farming methods can influence the nutritional content of foods. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Farmer Aubrey Fletcher of Purdy, Mo., is one of thousands of women who have taken on leadership roles in the traditionally male-dominated agriculture industry. Despite her busy workload, Fletcher has been making the time to meet regularly with a new group of women dairy farmers in her area. Suzanne Hogan for Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Big Muddy Farms, an urban farm in northern Omaha, Neb., is seen among residential homes last October. Urban farms have become a celebrated trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a new survey finds. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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A ranch manager holds pistachios at a farm in Madera, Calif. The lifting of sanctions on Iran has California growers worried that Iranian pistachios will flood the U.S. market. Justin Kase Conder/AP hide caption

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