Organic farmers honored at White House

Ryan and Tiffany Batalden, of Lamberton, Minn., are among 15 special guests at the White House Tuesday who are being honored as agricultural leaders who are laying the groundwork for the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

Published on July 29, 2014 8:28AM


LAMBERTON, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota farm family is being honored at the White House.

Ryan and Tiffany Batalden, of Lamberton, are among 15 special guests at the White House Tuesday who are being honored as agricultural leaders who are laying the groundwork for the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

WCCO-TV says the Bataldens are fifth-generation farmers and grow organic corn, soybeans, oilseeds and small grains on nearly 400 acres. The have a direct market popcorn business called Patriot Pops.

The event is part of the White House “Champions of Change” program for agriculture.



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