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Who Paid For Last Summer's Drought? You Did

Corn and soybean farmers not only survived last year's epic drought — thanks to crop insurance, they made bigger profits than they would have in a normal year, a new analysis finds. And a big chunk of those profits were provided through taxpayer subsidies.
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How Pizza Explains The Washington Region

We explore the craft of making great pizza and what our area's pizza scene says about the region as a whole.

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How Pizza Explains The Washington Region

We explore the craft of making great pizza and what our area's pizza scene says about the region as a whole.

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Chicken Diapers? Urban Farming Spawns Accessory Lines

As urban chicken farms grow in popularity, many people are bringing the birds into their homes. They need the right equipment to keep them clean. So several business have popped up online, offering everything from custom-sized diapers and leash-ready saddles to chicken caviar.
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Why An Immigration Deal Won't Solve The Farmworker Shortage

Many farmers are cheering government proposals to give thousands of seasonal farmworkers a path to legal status. But even if the bill passes, it won't solve the long-term trend of fewer migrants coming north to work on U.S. farms. Farmers will instead have to learn how to do more with less immigrant labor.
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Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Turn Up Again In Turkey Meat

Consumer Reports found that turkey meat that came from birds raised without antibiotics was significantly less likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria, compared with meat from conventional turkeys that were given antibiotics. But turkey producers contend that they use antibiotics judiciously to help keep their flocks healthy.

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