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Industrial hemp farming could play a big role in providing economic stability in impoverished areas, creating jobs and businesses for veterans, and growing a...

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Toil with the soil

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EPA surprise: Agency seeks to cancel approval of toxic pesticide

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How to make money by saving monarch butterflies

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Show your love with earth-friendly flowers

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Former mailman builds geothermal greenhouse in the midwest; gets local citrus all year for...

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World’s remotest inhabited island is looking to hire a farmer

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