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Jeremy Lange leaves early for his photo assignments so he can drive the back roads and stop to take pictures along the way. Drawn to open space and quiet, he also documented the transformation of his grandfather's Vermont wood-working shop back into a community dance hall. "It would have made my granddad really happy," Lange says.
Since 2000 the federal government has helped counties that relied on the timber industry to make up some of their local education funding. But that program received no money in the end-of-year spending package Congress just approved.
In a cynical effort to exploit consumer interest in local foods, major corporations are claiming that their industrially produced items are grown by small farmers. Look beyond the label to see where your food is really coming from.