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The Crooked Road Episode 3: The Luthier

“I thought, ‘This thing’s just made out of wood, I should be able to make one.'”

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The Crooked Road Episode 2: Faith & Family

“It goes into a spiritual realm where the land and the people are connected…”.

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The Crooked Road: Episode 1

Looking back to the Big Bang of country music.

Field Operations

Imagery Comes Of Age

Remote imagery is soaring to new heights as a crop production tool.


Rent Your Chickens

The urban chicken movement provides farmers with a new income stream.


Superb Spuds

Innate potatoes put GM technology to work for consumers.

Niche Markets

In The Mountain Shadows

The Morris family makes wines with what grows best for them


More Than Mister Peanut

Looking for Carver’s legacy in the modern world.


Their Brothers’ Keepers

Farm creates a market for male layers.


Subtract Leaves, Add Yield

Computer modeling identifies unique ways to improve the efficiency of turning sunlight into food for the world.


Gas Natural

Prairie grass and pig manure team up to fuel the vision behind a biogas boom.

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Sowing Hope

Journalists Jack Nkuzi and Steve Werblow report on the refugee farmers of Burundi.

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Riches Beneath

Cotton has a long and storied history in northern Alabama.

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How It’s Made: Shochu

Following up on his article “A Taste Of Asia,” field editor Lorne McClinton tells how the popular spirit is made.

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From Talk To Action

Urbanites save farm from eminent domain threat.

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Ranching A Volcano: Haleakala Ranch

In the second of our three-part series, The Furrow looks at how three ranches survive in the “House of the Sun.”