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Farmer Daniele Pacicca in the Calabria region of southern Italy shows the stumps of his 13 olive trees that were hacked down this summer. With the help of GOEL Bio, he was able to replace them with twice as many new trees, 26. Chris Livesay for NPR hide caption

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'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

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Justino DeLeon, 58, stands in front of his home in Pharr, Texas. A former watermelon picker; he retired from farm work when he fell off a melon truck and hurt his arm. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In South Texas, Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

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CSin3 students will wear this green sash when they graduate from Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday. Krista Almanzan/KAZU hide caption

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'Embodiment Of Grit': How Children Of Farm Workers Became Tech Professionals

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First U.S. Factory OK'd For Cuba Aims To Plow A Path Into 21st Century

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Contractors who supply workers to farmers say requirements of the Affordable Care Act and the immigration status of many of the workers create a Catch-22. Maguey Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

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Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms, in his company's greenhouse in Lower Makefield Township, Pa. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Vegetables Under Glass: Greenhouses Could Bring Us Better Winter Produce

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Las Cañadas is an ecological cooperative in Veracruz, Mexico that's working to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change while producing food, materials, chemicals and energy. Courtesy of Ricardo Romero/Chelsea Green Publishing hide caption

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The container yard at the Port of Lewiston, Idaho is virtually empty. Last year at this time there were 250 containers here, ready to carry farmer's crops down the Snake and Columbia Rivers to the Port of Portland and onto Asia and South America. Conrad Wilson /OPB hide caption

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Northwest Legume Farmers Feel The Squeeze From Oregon's Port Feud

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Almonds hang from a branch at an orchard in Firebaugh, Calif. Despite the strain of prolonged drought, in 2014, California farms sold $54 billion worth of crops like almonds or grapes, and animal products like milk. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

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Strawberry pickers in Watsonville, Calif. Many farmworkers in the state are out of work because of the severe drought. Those who do have a job are often working harder for less money. Lesley McClurg/For NPR hide caption

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Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

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A truckload of seed wheat and rye awaits planting near Orlando, Okla., back in 2012, when the price per bushel of wheat was 50 percent higher than it is now. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Low Wheat Prices Leave A Gluten Glut At Midwest's Grain Elevators

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