Applegate, Kalona Organics partnership offers hope to struggling dairy farmers

Natural and organic meat producer teams with Iowa dairy processor to source milk for non-GMO cheese, while paying farmers a premium and giving consumers another choice in the marketplace

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Beginning of the end for Roundup?

Groundskeeper who used weedkiller and developed cancer awarded $289 million in landmark ruling against Monsanto; 8,000 similar lawsuits against company slated to go to court

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Can hemp become a 60 million acre crop and billion dollar industry?

A provision in the 2018 Farm Bill that would allow hemp to be grown nationwide has supporters excited about the possibilities of growing and processing the versatile crop

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Organic corn, soybean acres looking good in the U.S. as harvest nears

By Ryan Koory, senior economist, Mercaris As we move into September, corn is maturing and soybeans are setting pods across much of the U.S. It is at this point that the market sets its focus on harvest, and begins to put together a picture of crop yields and understand implications for domestic supplies over 2018-19. […]

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Dreaming of a Vetter World tells inspiring tale of organic farming pioneer and hero

If there is one person who embodies how far organic farming and food have come, it is David Vetter. An organic farmer in Marquette, Nebraska for more than 40 years, Vetter grew organic when few people were. He started with a spiritual commitment to being a good steward of the land, to making his soil […]

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