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When a new meat plant comes to town, it can mean big business. But it also often brings with it concerns about environmental impact.

The organic industry is deciding whether or not produce grown in hydroponic systems can be certified organic. The debate gets at the very heart of what it means to be “organic” and may change the organic food available to grocery store shoppers.

While North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe makes headlines in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, oil development is playing out differently for another of the state’s Indian nations.

Instead of letting wasted food rot, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, which can then feed some of the livestock that provide us our meat.

Fewer young attorneys are choosing to set up shop in small towns and take over for retiring professionals. Just like the shortages of doctors, nurses, dentists, even farmers, many rural areas are seeing a shortage of young lawyers.

Today, as farmers rely as much on data and research as on tractors and combines, agronomists and their network of experts are as important as ever to many Midwest farmers.

Many veterans making the tough transition home find a new sense of purpose in the field, tending to vegetables or livestock.

Long before European settlers plowed the Plains, corn was an important part of the diet of many Native American tribes. Today, members of some tribes are hoping to revive their food and farming traditions by planting the kinds of indigenous crops their ancestors once grew.

Many farmers today use pesticides and fertilizers, which can take a toll on our water. The next president will have to deal with the problem. So what can we expect from either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

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