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Can food be organic even if it’s not grown in soil?  Many hydroponic growers in the U.S. want access to the $40 billion organic market, but a board that advises the U.S. Agriculture Department on organic industry policy signaled Friday it would recommend excluding from the federal program any produce not in grown in soil.

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A battle is brewing in the organic food industry.  The largest trade association for organic farmers, marketers, and processors wants growers to help pay for promotional campaigns.

"Crop Doctor" to Visit WIU Organic Field Day

Aug 6, 2013
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Organic and conventional farming each have advantages. Organic fields don't use synthetic pesticides while conventionally grown crops produce higher yields. Bill Becker disagrees with that second assertion.