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The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York - The New York Times
Visiting under the H-2A program, which brings temporary agricultural labor to the U.S., Jamaicans have worked in New York orchards since World War II.
jamaica  jamaicans  applepicking  newyork  upstatenewyork  nytimes  agriculture  labor 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa - The New York Times
Climate change, soil degradation and rising wealth are shrinking the amount
of usable land in Africa. But the number of people who need it is rising fast.
nytimes  climatechange  africa  agriculture  food  foodshortages  hunger 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Bee Mogul Confronts the Crisis in His Field - The New York Times
Beekeeping on an industrial scale is central to American
agriculture, and “colony collapse” has proved to be a severe test.
beekeeping  bees  nytimes  agriculture  environmentalissues 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Orange County's Namesake Was Squeezed Out—and is Being Squeezed In
TThe scent of orange blossoms washes over visitors at Disney California Adventure Park as they soar above images of a grove. To see and smell the real thing in Orange County, people might need to stop by a place like George Key Ranch Historic Park. "This is what the area used to be like," Bradley Flynt, a historical resource specialist for OC Parks, says of the small, preserved grove in Placentia. "This is why people moved to Orange County 100 years ago."
latimes  orange  county  oranges  agriculture  losangeles 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Modern Farmer Plows Ahead
Each issue of Modern Farmer, the stylish agrarian quarterly, has an austere portrait of an animal on the cover
business  culture  farming  urbanfarming  modernfamer  printmedia  magazines  upstatenewyork  thenewyorker  newyork  annmariegardner  alecwilkinson.  agriculture 
december 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Porklife: building a better pig
How have the farm animals of today been shaped by centuries of domestication and selective breeding? Sujata Gupta investigates.
agriculture  farming  science  technology  pigs  mosaicscience  breeding 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
When Gushers Sprang From the Los Angeles Basin
For his first in a series of four posts on L.A.’s water-fuelled growth, Nathan Masters rediscovers the city’s first free-flowing artesian well.
wells  water  cities  urbanplanning  losangeles  agriculture  citidig  lamagazine 
august 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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