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January 2000 Issue

Drought Can't Destroy Organic Soybeans

Score another point for organic farming. Despite one of the worst droughts of the century on the East Coast, organic soybeans outperformed conventional soybeans in a field test conducted last year by the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Rainfall in Kutztown totaled only 4.4 inches between June and August of 1999, compared to a normal average of 13.4 inches. During non-drought years, both organic and conventional farming at the Institute yield about 40

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