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Why produce aisles look so barren right now…

Why produce aisles look so barren right now…

We see the lack of fresh fruits and veggies in our supermarkets, but we hear on the news about produce wasting away in the fields. How is this happening? And will it get better?

Food Production, Food Security

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Has Meat Become the Next ‘Toilet Paper’?

Has Meat Become the Next ‘Toilet Paper’?

Every day, we read about more meat processing plants shutting down. In the beginning of COVID, we were assured that our food supply was plentiful and safe. While you might not get exactly the meat you want, and some cuts will be more expensive, you will still have enough meat to feed your family. But whether meat becomes the new ‘toilet paper’ is up to you.

Food Production, Food Security

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A Vitamin D-lemma: Sunscreen vs. Healthy Sun Exposure

A Vitamin D-lemma: Sunscreen vs. Healthy Sun Exposure

Our bodies need vitamin D to function properly and to maintain a healthy immune system. The most available source is sunlight. However, sunlight can also damage our skin. So how can we boost our immune system and keep our bodies strong by getting our much-needed vitamin D while also practicing safe sun protection? Let's take a look!

Health

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A Farmer’s Life on the U.S.-Mexico Border

A Farmer’s Life on the U.S.-Mexico Border

The American ideal of providing a haven and opportunity for those seeking a better life is alive and well. But the harsh realities that come from illegal immigration threaten to undercut that spirit of hope and optimism. While many farmers and ranchers depend on an immigrant workforce to help with their animals and harvests every year, some are at the front lines. Russell Johnson, a fourth-generation New Mexico rancher whose farm borders Mexico, faces these challenges every day. Which begs the question: how can we continue to fortify an agricultural workforce while protecting our farmers at the border?

Agricultural Labor

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