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July 13, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has helped the candidates in Afghanistan's contested election work out a formula to resolve their dispute over the runoff election results. All votes will be audited.
 

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Nov 12, 2013 — There aren't many businesses accepting Bitcoin just yet, so what's bringing together the futuristic currency with the age-old profession of farming? Some say credit card fees play a big role.
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Jul 24, 2013 — Under a program at two New York City hospitals, doctors are prescribing fresh produce to obese or overweight patients. It's part of an effort to connect low-income patients with healthful foods at local farmers markets.
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Apr 9, 2013 — Vermont tops the nation when it comes to locally produced food, according to a new ranking from the nonprofit Strolling of the Heifers. Having farmers markets, CSA programs and distribution systems all helps.
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Oct 1, 2012 — Urbanites and developers keen on fresh food and a more personable shopping experience are rediscovering the old public markets and rebuilding them.
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Aug 30, 2012 — The farmers markets opening up in lower-income neighborhoods may not be as good a business for farmers, but they're helping build community. And they're making fresh food available that people might have thought was outside of their budget.
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Dec 28, 2011 — Winter veggies from your local farmer may be coming to you or may already be near you, says says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But even though more farmers are finding a way to maintain the harvest, coaxing vegetables out of the ground when the air is chilly and the wind is brisk is tough work.
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Nov 14, 2011 — More than half of the $5 billion in local food sales came not from farmers' markets but from restaurants and grocery stores, according to a government report. Those points of sale have attracted bigger farmers who might not bother with direct-to-consumer sales.
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Oct 14, 2011 — The online services offer wide variety and avoid the major disadvantage producers face at farmer's markets, like figuring out how much inventory to bring. But they haven't quite figured out the magic combination of choice, price and convenience to beat the grocery store.
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