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Mas Masumoto grew up on his family farm southeast of Fresno, Calif. His 1987 essay "Epitaph for A Peach," in which he bemoaned the loss of heirloom flavors, captured his changing philosophy as a farmer. It also helped turn his farm into a landmark in the local-food movement. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

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A field of unharvested wheat is seen in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England, in 2012. Wheat wasn't cultivated in Britain until some 6,000 years ago, but DNA evidence suggests early Britons were eating the grain at least 8,000 years ago. Darren Staples/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

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A cereal rye cover crop grows (at left) in a field where corn was recently harvested. Cover crops can capture nutrients such as nitrate and prevent them from polluting nearby streams. Courtesy of Paul Jasa/University of Nebraska-Lincoln hide caption

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

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The city of Des Moines, Iowa, sits on the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers. The city's water works says it will sue three neighboring counties for high nitrate levels in these waterways. iStockphoto hide caption

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Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

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Sister Elizabeth feeds Yoda, a water buffalo calf at the ranch. The nuns bought the buffalo to make mozzarella. Sonja Salzburg for Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

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Owner Mary Kraft at Badger Creek Dairy outside Fort Morgan, Colo. Luke Runyon/KUNC/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Women's Work Is Never Done On The Farm, And Sometimes Never Counted

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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

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Pinatas are among the new generation of club apples — varieties that are not just patented, but also trademarked and controlled in such a way that only a select "club" of farmers can sell them. Stemilt Growers LLC hide caption

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Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club

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Allen Peterson's farm, near the city of Turlock, Calif., lies next to a concrete-lined canal full of water. He's one of the lucky ones. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

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