Harvest

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Cultivating Olives on the Slopes of Mount Etna

In the summer of 2020, out of the blue, my father told me of a friend of his who, after…

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Travel

The Searing Beauty, and Harsh Reality, of a Kentucky Tobacco Harvest

I step into the tobacco field as the first rays of sunlight begin to pierce the early-morning fog. The men…

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World

In Hard Times, Afghan Farmers Are Turning to Opium for Security

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan — Abdul Hamid’s pomegranate trees were scarred from bullets and shrapnel. The river was low and the land…

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