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September 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Monsanto, Dupont fight Initiative 522 in Washington

It begs the question A combine harvests wheat along the Oregon-Washington border. The source of a patch of genetically modified wheat found this spring in Oregon remains a mystery, and farmers say they are going ahead with plans to plant their winter crop. [AP Photo/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Jeff Horner File] The Times reported that DuPont Pioneer has…

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June 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The defeat of the farm bill, the decline of John Boehner

Food stamps are a necessity A sign announces the acceptance of electronic Benefit Transfer cards at a farmers market in Roseville, Calif. The House has rejected a five year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them. [AP…

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