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My Farm Roots
5:47 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Tough Guys in the Saddle

Nate Pike has worked the land outside Dodge City, Kan., for most of his 80 years.
Credit Frank Morris/Harvest Public Media

This is the tenth installment of the 2013 edition of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land.

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My Farm Roots
2:33 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Providing From the Land

As a child Robert Harris Jr. worked picking cotton. Now, he’s back out in the fields, this time growing produce for the needy.
Credit Jacob McCleland for Harvest Public Media

As a child, Robert Harris Jr. worked the cotton fields of southeastern Missouri’s bootheel. Like many sharecroppers’ children, he fled that life.

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My Farm Roots
3:16 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Always a Farmer

Becky Doyle sits on the patio outside the hog and grain farm she and her husband run in central Illinois.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a side business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products.

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Ag Secretary in Iowa
7:49 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Vilsack Continues Push for Farm Bill

Tom Vilsack
Credit Politico.com

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is urging Congress to send a farm bill to President Obama’s desk.

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My Farm Roots
1:09 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Looking Back Fondly

Paul Horel, 66, left the family farm as soon as he could. Now, though, he appreciates lessons learned as a farm kid.
Credit Justine Greve for Harvest Public Media

More than once while I was listening to Paul Horel's stories about farm life in Iowa, I felt like I was at a family reunion.

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