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Pesticide drift is persistent problem for farmers

The cloud of insecticide that drifted from a neighbor's corn field onto the asparagus on Andrew and Melissa Dunham's central Iowa farm cast a shadow over their organic vegetable business. 

They say the costs from the incident and resulting loss of organic certification on their asparagus patch for three years will reach about $74,000, and they're now working with the sprayer's insurance company. 

"We're a certified organic farm — except for our asparagus," Melissa Dunham lamented.

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