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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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How "Red Delicious" Conquered America's Apple Economy

The "Red Delicious" apple is the most widely produced in the United States, despite its reputation as one of the least tasty. How did it conquer America's apple market?

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Tracking Trends In Bird Populations

The director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoo shares the latest annual count of birds that are thriving and those in decline, and examines humans' role in both degrading and conserving bird habitats.

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Preserving Summer's Bounty

From making chutney and jam to canning your own tomato sauce, preserving at home is enjoying a renaissance. Whether you're a beginner or expert, we share tips in building a year-round pantry.

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D.C.'s Urban Farmers See Climate Change In How Their Gardens Grow

The impacts of climate are affecting change on the fruits and vegetables grown by D.C.'s crop of urban farmers.

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Migrating from Central America: A Photo Essay

They're desperate to get out of Central America and enter the U.S. -- undocumented immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families. They show up on the nightly news in political battles about where to house them and...

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Super Foods

A new "super banana" is being tested that adds crucial Vitamin A to a staple food in Africa. We explore the implications of "biofortified" foods.

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Invasive Bugs

They're the ultimate hitch-hikers: bugs that hop into cargo ships or suitcases and travel abroad. We'll explore how invasive species of bugs are damaging crops and annoying humans.

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From Unused To Urban Farm? D.C. Legislator Wants To Put City Land To Use

Should D.C.'s vacant lots be used to make food? A proposal before the D.C. Council would do just that.

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Slots Revenue Revives Horse Racing in Maryland

In anticipation of this weekend's Belmont Stakes, and in honor of Triple Crown contender California Chrome's Maryland roots, Kojo explores how revenue from slot machine gambling has revived horse racing and breeding in Maryland.

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