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Japan farmers plant, pray for radiation-free rice

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings. He's living up to his family's proud, six-generation history of rice farming, and praying that this time his harvest will not have too much radiation to sell....

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    In this May 21, 2012 photo, Toraaki Ogata drives a tractor to plant rice saplings in a paddy field in Fukushima, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama) FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki ...
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  • Japan farmers plant, pray for radiation-free rice
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings. He's living up to his family's proud, six-generation history of rice ...
    05/27/2012 - 10:07 pm | View Link
  • Japan farmers plant, pray for radiation-free rice
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) - Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings. He's living up to his family's proud, six-generation history of rice farming ...
    05/27/2012 - 9:54 pm | View Link
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    That conflict is shared by several thousand farmers ... do is pray there will be no radiation," Ogata, 58, said last week, wiping his sweat during a break in his 1.5-hectare paddy 60 kilometers (35 miles) from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
    05/27/2012 - 9:53 pm | View Link
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    SEVERAL thousand rice farmers whose crops had too much radiation to sell last year because of Japan's nuclear disaster are planting again and praying for better results. The government has barred farmers closest to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant from ...
    05/27/2012 - 7:26 pm | View Link
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