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Can Midwestern farmers stop the steady loss of their most precious possession--their topsoil? This writer says yes, they can.
by Frederick L. Kirschenmann
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If our political leaders are really serious about STEM, they need a new approach.
by Kamyar Enshayan
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Pollinators are under threat. An Ohio-based biologist describes a project in which ordinary citizens helped save them.
by Amanda Gray
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Women are coming into farming in increasing numbers. As they do, they're changing the way we think about agriculture.
by Sophie Neems
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What do rural Iowa and small-town Norway have in common? Plenty, as it turns out. An Iowa Fulbright Scholar explains.
by John Lawrence Hanson
Editor's note

Our other editor for this issue, a native of New York state, also unlearned many of her prejudices before she came to treasure the prairie.
by Emma Thomasch