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The Salt

Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers

Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers.

On Aug. 30, 2005, a man walks past a shrimp boat that was blown up on the dock in Bayou la Batre, Ala., after Hurricane Katrina came through the area. Rob Carr/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

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Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

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Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers

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Members of the Syrian band Khebez Dawle include (from left to right) Hekmat Qassar on guitar and keyboards, lead guitarist Bashar Darwish, bassist Muhammad Bazz and lead singer Anas Maghrebi. Half the band members are now in Turkey, and are strongly considering seeking asylum in Europe. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Parallels

Syrian Rockers, Fleeing War, Find Safety And New Fans In Beirut

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Syrian Rockers, Fleeing War, Find Safety And New Fans In Beirut

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Waiting in line for an exhibit at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival on factory farming. Festivalgoers had to visit four such exhibits to get a free burrito. Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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'GMO-Free' Is A Boon For Companies Chasing 'Health Halo' Profits

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