Tag: agriculture

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California Goes Nuts

It takes a gallon of water to grow a single almond. Yet in drought-ravaged California, hedge funds are racing to plant as many new trees as they can.

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How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta

For generations, plantation owners strove to keep black laborers on the farm and competing businesses out of town. Today, the towns faring best are the ones whose white residents stayed to reckon with their own history.

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Power Steer

Raising a cow on an industrial feedlot.

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Inside the Milk Machine

“With the rise of factory farming, milk is now a most unnatural operation.”

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The Belly of the Beast

The price we pay for cheap meat.

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The Way of All Flesh

Undercover in an industrial slaughterhouse.

Previously: Conover discusses this story on the Longform Podcast.

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Broken Heartland

The looming collapse of agriculture on the Great Plains.

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The End of Cheap Coffee

The case for why a cup of joe is about to become a luxury item.

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