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House Lawmakers Divided Over Farm Bill

House lawmakers face the farm bill when they return from their July 4 recess.

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The Farm Bill: What Consumers Should Know

The U.S. Senate debates a bill that touches on everything from sugar to food stamps and may change the way tax dollars support the nation's food production.

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Starting A Specialty Food Business

Every family has a favorite home recipe they think has commercial potential. Kojo explores what it takes to start a specialty food business and get your product into stores.

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Virginia State Fairgrounds Up For Auction

The Virginia farm where Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born is up for auction, after the current owner, the State Fair of Virginia, defaulted on loans for the property.

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Local Trees

DC was historically known as the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. We'll find out the best places to see enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees.

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Politics of the Plate

Perfectly red, unblemished winter tomatoes don't just disappoint when it comes to taste and nutrition: they may be the product of modern-day slavery. Barry Estabrook's exposé of abuses in the Florida tomato industry earned him a James Beard award.

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Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

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A New Look at a Cold Case

In 1984, the brutal killing of a mother of six gripped D.C. Eight young men were convicted and sent to prison. On Monday, a judge will begin hearings on whether those convicted should get a new trial--or even be exonerated. We speak with...

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Republicans Push To Cut Food Stamps Funding

Democrats in the region are fighting a proposal to slash billions of dollars from the federal food stamp program; Republicans say the cuts are necessary to trim the budget.

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Sustainable Seafood?

Whole Foods made headlines this week when it announced it was taking a number of fish out of its stores based on their sustainability ratings by a widely-cited environmental group. We look at what it means for your dinner choices.

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