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Ted Genoways is a contributing writer at Mother Jones and The New Republic and editor-at-large at Pacific Standard. His book, This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm, is newly available from W.W. Norton. His other writing has appeared recently in Harper's, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post. Find him online at tedgenoways.com.