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Ellen Sartore shines her father’s shoes for the low, low price of $1/pair outside her home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Ellen Sartore shines her father’s shoes for the low, low price of $1/pair outside her home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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The Montgomery girls help their mother out at the family’s hog farm.

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The Montgomery girls and their mother rest in the bed of a pickup after doing chores at the family’s hog farm.

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A migrant worker plows fields in Brazil’s Pantanal. He will work from sunup to sundown seven days a week for three months straight.

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Mother and daughter pose for a portrait after working hogs at the Montgomery farm near Bennett, NE.

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Mother and daughters pose for a portrait after working hogsat the Montgomery farm near Bennett, NE.

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Working hogs at the Mongtomgery farm near Bennett, NE.

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Working hogs at the Mongtomgery farm near Bennett, NE.

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Detassling crews put in long, tough days during the summer — rain doesn’t stop this crew near Central City, NE.

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Detassling crews put in long, tough days during the summer — rain doesn’t stop this crew near Central City, NE.

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Darrell Buschkoetter walks through the spring mud on his farm near Lawrence, Nebraska.

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Darrell Buschkoetter surveys the spring mud on his farm near Lawrence, Nebraska.

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Detasslers bite their nails in anticipation as they wait to find out how much money they’ve made. Detassling crews put in long, tough days during the summer as they remove the tassels from seed corn. (Seed corn is harvested and then planted by farmers to grow corn for livestock feed, food additives, and ethanol production.)

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A detassler breaks for lunch. Detassling crews put in long, tough days during the summer as they remove the tassels from seed corn. (Seed corn is harvested and then planted by farmers to grow corn for livestock feed, food additives, and ethanol production.)

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Tired detasslers sleep on the way home from a long day. Detassling crews put in long, tough days during the summer as they remove the tassels from seed corn. (Seed corn is harvested and then planted by farmers to grow corn for livestock feed, food additives, and ethanol production.)

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Frost forms on the moustache of a feedlot worker in Springfield, NE.

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A rancher breaks open a cattle pond on a ten below day near Wild Horse, CO.

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Women work on wiring harnesses at the Cherokee Nation Manufacturing Facility (wholly owned by the tribe) in Stilwell, OK.

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Women work on wiring harnesses at the Cherokee Nation Manufacturing Facility (wholly owned by the tribe) in Stilwell, OK.

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Forest fruit is cleaned and prepared for market along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Pupunha fruit is transported to a market near Belem, Brazil.

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Forest fruit is cleaned and prepared for market along the Capim River, a tributary of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Casava plant roots are processed into farinha, a staple in the Amazonian diet. Cassava is often planted in clear-cut areas, and its processing is far more labor-intensive than harvesting forest fruits.

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Casava plant roots are processed into farinha, a staple in the Amazonian diet. Cassava is often planted in clear-cut areas, and its processing is far more labor-intensive than harvesting forest fruits.

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A villager displays the first profits from a medicinal plants workshop led by Patricia Shanley in the village of Quiandeua in the Brazilian Amazon. By teaching forest residents how to make medicines from rain forest plants, Shanley hopes locals will see the value in conserving useful medicinal treespecies.

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Medicines made from tropical forest trees play an importantrole in rural

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Medicines made from rain forest plants provide much needed income for the residents of Quiandeua, a village in the Brazilian Amazon. A medicinal plant workshop led by American Patricia Shanley and her group, “Women of the Forest” rescued rapidly disappearing traditional knowledge, helping villagerssee the value of conserving locally valuable species.

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Medicines made from rain forest plants provide much needed income for the residents of Quiandeua, a village in the Brazilian Amazon. A medicinal plant workshop led by American Patricia Shanley and her group, “Women of the Forest” rescued rapidly disappearing traditional knowledge, helping villagerssee the value of conserving locally valuable species.

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Medicines made from rain forest plants provide much needed income for the residents of Quiandeua, a village in the Brazilian Amazon. A medicinal plant workshop led by American Patricia Shanley and her group, “Women of the Forest” helps villagers derive not only good health but income by conserving valuable forest medicinals and fruits.

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Fruits are cleaned to make soap at a forest fruits workshopin a village on the Brazilian Amazon led by Patricia Shanley.

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