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DECATUR, Ill. — Despite reports that may indicate the opposite, U.S. farmer support for President Donald Trump remains strong — even as some of his policy moves may be inducing anxiety from those same farmers.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, nineteen forward-thinking, agriculture-centric companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios. This coalition - named "One Planet Business for Biodiversity" (OP2B) - was formally launched on stage at the United Nations Climate Action Summit by Emmanuel Faber, Chairman and CEO of the global food and beverage company Danone.

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ORLINDA, Tenn. - Standing between two rows of thigh-high hemp crops close to the Tennessee-Kentucky border, the retired owner of a New Hampshire convenience store cheerfully recalled why he chose to grow his first hemp crop this year. Barry Paterno, 67, is a gardener, not a farmer - he likes to grow tomatoes and corn. But he saw on the local TV news that an acre of hemp could bring in as much ...

ORLINDA, Tenn. - Standing between two rows of thigh-high hemp crops close to the Tennessee-Kentucky border, the retired owner of a New Hampshire convenience store cheerfully recalled why he chose to grow his first hemp crop this year. Barry Paterno, 67, is a gardener, not a farmer - he likes to grow tomatoes and corn. But he saw on the local TV news that an acre of hemp could bring in as much ...

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“Ripe ears on a green stalk” was the advertising line of a seed-corn company some years ago. I think every farmer who wants to harvest corn for grain likes to see that because it means the plant was able to be physiologically mature before frost. It also allows the maximum amount of the hybrid's potential yield.

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When a group of dairy families opened Idaho Milk Products a decade ago, the company faced a murky future at best. Ten years later, after a $30 million plant expansion, it looks like the gamble is paying off.