Organic farming

This undated image provided by Michelob ULTRA shows U.S. farmers in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, promises to create more organic farmland for every six-pack sold. (Michelob ULTRA via AP)
February 02, 2020 - 9:44 pm
Here's the latest on what's happening with ads during the Super Bowl. All times EST. 9:30 p.m. Another Super Bowl, another head-scratching ad about beer and agriculture. Last year, it was Bud Light insulting U.S. corn farmers when it made fun of rival brands that use corn syrup in their beers. One...
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October 12, 2018 - 5:43 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Three farmers who pleaded guilty Friday in a large-scale organic grain fraud scheme were lured into participation by a Missouri businessman who was its mastermind, a defense lawyer said. The farmers "convinced themselves to look the other way" while Randy Constant marketed...
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October 11, 2018 - 3:29 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Three Nebraska farmers will plead guilty to knowingly marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multi-million-dollar fraud scheme, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday. Tom Brennan, his son James Brennan and family friend Michael...
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In this May 8, 2018, photo, a Jersey cow feeds in a field on the Francis Thicke organic dairy farm in Fairfield, Iowa. Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are fighting to stay in business by appealing to consumers to look closely at the organic milk they buy to make sure it comes from a farm that meets the idyllic expectations portrayed on the cartons. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 09, 2018 - 2:10 am
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market. Many traditional small-scale organic...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:16 am
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market. Many traditional small-scale organic...
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In this May 8, 2018, photo, organic dairy farmer Francis Thicke holds the label for milk produced on his farm in Fairfield, Iowa. Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are fighting to stay in business by appealing to consumers to look closely at the organic milk they buy to make sure it comes from a farm that meets the idyllic expectations portrayed on the cartons. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 09, 2018 - 1:03 am
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, cage-free chickens walk in a fenced pasture at an organic farm near Waukon, Iowa. The Trump administration is withdrawing federal rules that would require organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday, March 12, 2018, it would withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule published by former President Barack Obama's Agriculture Department two days before he left office in January. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 12, 2018 - 7:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New rules, decades in the making, that would have required organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards were withdrawn by the federal government on Monday, frustrating organic farmers and animal welfare groups but leaving some traditional egg...
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Boxes of Annie's Macaroni & Cheese are shown on the shelf at a supermarket in Edina, Minn., Sunday, March 4, 2018. Annie's is an organic and natural unit of food industry giant General Mills, which announced a deal Tuesday to create a 34,000-acre organic farm in South Dakota to supply it with organic wheat that will become pasta for the popular product. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
March 06, 2018 - 9:16 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the company works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres — more than 53 square miles — near Pierre to...
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Boxes of Annie's Macaroni & Cheese are shown on the shelf at a supermarket in Edina, Minn., Sunday, March 4, 2018. Annie's is an organic and natural unit of food industry giant General Mills, which announced a deal Tuesday to create a 34,000-acre organic farm in South Dakota to supply it with organic wheat that will become pasta for the popular product. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
March 06, 2018 - 1:00 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the food giant works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. Gunsmoke Farms will convert 34,000 acres — more than 53 square miles — near Pierre to...
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Boxes of Annie's Macaroni & Cheese are shown on the shelf at a supermarket in Edina, Minn., Sunday, March 4, 2018. Annie's is an organic and natural unit of food industry giant General Mills, which announced a deal Tuesday to create a 34,000-acre organic farm in South Dakota to supply it with organic wheat that will become pasta for the popular product. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)
March 06, 2018 - 12:51 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills has announced a deal that will create South Dakota's largest organic crop farm as the food giant works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet consumer demand. The farm will produce organic wheat for General Mills' Annie's Macaroni & Cheese line, based in...
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