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Medical Marijuana Farmers Market to open in L.A.

Matilde Campodonico

Matilde Campodonico

When I think of a farmers market, I think of fresh veggies and spices! At least that’s what you see in Louisiana Farmers Markets. However, in L.A. you will start to see a whole different kind of farmers market LOL!

Discerning medical marijuana users will have a new way to get the weed they need over Independence Day weekend.
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AP

AP

Vernon Hugh Bowman seems comfortable with the old way of doing things, right down to the rotary-dial telephone he said he was using in a conference call with reporters.

But the 75-year-old Indiana farmer figured out a way to benefit from a high-technology product – soybeans that are resistant to weed-killers – without always paying the high price that such genetically engineered seeds typically bring. In so doing, he ignited a legal fight with seed-giant Monsanto Co. that has now come before the Supreme Court, with arguments taking place Tuesday.
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The government slashed its expectations for U.S. corn and soybean production for the second consecutive month Friday, predicting what could be the lowest average corn yield in more than 15 years as the worst drought in decades scorches major farm states.

Nonetheless, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a statement supplied exclusively to The Associated Press, insisted U.S. farmers and ranchers remain resilient and the country will continue to meet demand as the global leader in farm exports and food aid.
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The price of corn is surging as crops have begun drooping under a blanket of hot weather across parts of the Midwest.

Corn for July delivery rose 3.4 percent Monday to end at $5.995 per bushel.

The hot, dry weather is sending temperatures above normal in several Midwestern states. Traders question whether the conditions will lead to a smaller corn harvest than is expected.
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