AGRICULTURE: Revolution, Not Revolt

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On the land where the U.S. grows its food and fiber, the majestic checkerboard of spring was beginning to form. The plains and rolling hills of Illinois and Iowa, where farmers were turning the soil for this year's crop of corn, were a geometric pattern of black and brown and green. On to the West and South, through Kansas and into Texas, the spreading, endless fields of wheat were coming green and beginning to ripple softly in the wind. In the Deep South, across the bottom of Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, green shoots were peeking out of the ridges...

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