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Organic farming advocates examine ways to combat fraud

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 - Organic farming advocates, including the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organic grain distributors and university extension programs, are taking steps to reduce organic fraud, including new traceability methods, and create a more robust U.S. organic grain supply.
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California pursuing new water solutions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 – The Golden State is stretching for a new grip on both long-term water supplies and state water management policies after a tenacious five-year drought, capped by torrents of rain and snow across most of the state last fall through spring.


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Farmers urge lawmakers to overhaul dairy policy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2017 - Concerns about dairy sector’s Margin Protection Program dominated the sixth farm bill listening session conducted by the House Agriculture Committee, but the lawmakers also heard appeals for increased research funding and for aid to young farmers.
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CHS is tops on NCB Co-op 100 list

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2017 – CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative that supplies energy, crop nutrients, animal feed, insurance and other services to U.S. agricultural producers, is once again the country’s top revenue producing cooperative.
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USDA nominees promise to protect farmers, consumers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 - Bill Northey, the Iowa agriculture secretary nominated to oversee USDA’s farm and conservation programs, promised senators he would work to protect crop insurance, improve customer service and assist farmers in addressing water quality issues.
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