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Economics not only factor for conservation decisions

Economics should be a factor in making decisions regarding the use of conservation practices on the farm, but shouldn’t be the only consideration, a Purdue University professor said recently.
4/8/2015
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Author how-to especially for women, but useful to any prospective farmer
When Audrey Levatino first bought her 23-acre farm near Gordonsville, she didn’t expect to work the land herself. Now, as the owner of a cut-flower business and a menagerie, she drives tractors, repairs fences, cleans her chimney and wrangles black snakes – a far cry from the studious life of an urban English teacher that she lived before.
4/9/2015
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Organic advocates file lawsuit against USDA over review

Fifteen organic food advocacy and watchdog groups have filed a lawsuit against the USDA, claiming the agency failed to follow proper procedure in a 2013 USDA move to streamline the approval procedure for inputs used in certified organic production.
4/15/2015
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Illinois retailer to Congress: First, define what is a GMO

Like many in his industry, Illinois grain and oilseed retailer Lynn Clarkson, president of Clarkson Grain Co., Inc., finds the market demand for non-GMO food ingredients on the rise.
4/15/2015
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Pair of seed theft suspects in custody, face trial this fall

Two Chinese business associates face trial in September on conspiracy charges for stealing hundreds of specially modified and designed hybrid corn seeds from Iowa and Illinois farm fields.
4/15/2015
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Seneca County farmers growing cover crops to protect Lake Erie

With all the algae bloom discoveries in Lake Erie, it comes as no surprise that runoff from farms gets much of the blame.
4/15/2015
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