Business briefs: St. Petersburg Economic Forum

The world’s top executives will gather at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in Moscow this week, where Russian President Vladimir Putin will work to promote Russia’s investment potential. About $3.3 billion worth of deals are expected to be signed, despite the country’s growing political estrangement from Europe and the United States.

ORGANIC FEED

The growth in organic dairies has increased demand for organic forage. While acreage for hay, alfalfa and other items has grown 40 percent in the last two years, production is not keeping up with demand. Farmers have been forced to import items such as soybeans from countries such as China, raising concerns about whether the organic feed is really organic.

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