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Food Hubs: From Farm To Table

New models are emerging for getting food from farm to fork, including food hubs across D.C.

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Growing Gardens Through Summer Heat

Recent years have proven hard on local greenery, with heat waves and damaging storms. But there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy garden, from choosing local plants to well-timed watering.

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Farming, Genetic Patenting And The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a case that involved the company's patents for genetically modified soybeans. We explore what the ruling means for the future of our food system.

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Gov. McDonnell's New Projects To Improve Virginia Agribusiness

The governor's 11 agriculture projects are will share about $250,000 in funds that will help improve the industry and provide jobs.

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Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

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Fertilizer Plant Safety And Oversight

The fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, raises questions about the safety of similar facilities around the country. Concerns over how fertilizer plants are regulated and risks to the public.

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Bargaining Over Immigration Reform

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the A.F.L.-C.I.O. have reportedly struck a deal on key elements of immigration reform. We examine the back-room bargaining between these two powerful groups and their influence on eventual legislation.

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Urban Farming And Agricultural History

We explore how creative urban farmers are reconnecting communities with local food sources and forgotten pieces of their agricultural history.

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Smithsonian Seeks Farming Stories From Public

Museum curators are looking for help in putting together an exhibit to showcase how farming in the U.S. has changed over the years.

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The Inside Story On Olive Oil

A new study says a Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease, thanks in part to the ubiquitous olive oil. We explore what's really inside that dark bottle, what extra virgin really means and why olive oil is so good for you.

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