Biotech Bans Finally Arouse Farm Industry

California's agricultural establishment is gearing up for a ballot-box brawl this fall. Worried that county bans on biotech crops could spread throughout the state, mainstream farm groups from the California Cattlemen's Association to the national Farm Bureau are marshaling their resources. It's a change in tactics for biotech backers, who until now have left the ban issue mostly in the hands of biotech companies.

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