Down there in southern Oregon’s Jackson County, some farmers were raising sugar beets. GMO sugar beets. And as the hippie crowd down there knows, that’s Very Bad, because GMO. So they got up a petition to ban GMO crops in the county, and they got it on the ballot. It passed in the May 20 election. Happy hippies!
But one enterprising guy who happens to grow hay in the area saw an opportunity, and he’s advertising all natural, GMO-free hay for $25 a bale – roughly $525-$550 a ton. Current going price for regular hay is about $180 or so a ton.
One minor, albeit interesting, detail: all hay is GMO-free. There’s no such thing as genetically modified hay. Anywhere.