Photos: Faces of American agriculture 2012

America is blessed with the most productive farmers and agricultural workers in the world. As Thanksgiving approaches, the United States has been graced with another year of plenty: food, fuel and fiber — all produced through the effort of American farm workers. Agriculture is the backbone of America: From bread on our tables to the shirts on our backs, U.S. farmers are responsible for feeding and clothing a nation of 310 million people. Here are a few of the faces whose toil made it happen in 2012.

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