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Farming group sees a need for new label for organic produce

By LISA RATHKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published April 15, 2018 at 2:24 a.m.

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In this April 2, 2018, photo, Dave Chapman, owner of Long Wind Farm, checks for insects on organic tomato plant leaves in his greenhouse in Thetford, Vt. Chapman is a leader of a farmer-driven effort to create an additional organic label that would exclude hydroponic farming and concentrated animal feeding operations. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

THETFORD, Vt. -- Was that tomato grown in dirt or water? Organic shoppers might notice additional labels this summer that will give them the answer -- and tell them whether their choices align with what a group of farmers and scientists deem the true spirit of the organic movement.

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