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This Kansas Farmer Fought a Government Program to Keep His Farm Sustainable

In 2012, Gail Fuller’s 2,000-acre farm was at ground zero for the drought that decimated corn production throughout the Midwest. But when the drought persisted, Fuller joined the ranks of farmers who told the companies that administered their federally funded crop insurance they needed compensation for ruined acres.

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The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?

Boosting yields by growing more food on the same area of land inevitably leads to more pesticide use. Of particular concern to many is pesticides’ toll on human health. However, research is showing that farmers can boost yields and eliminate pesticide use entirely.