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Derrick Josi speaks at the Northwest Agricultural Show.

SALEM — Though he’s amassed nearly 1 million followers on social media, Derrick Josi insists he is not special.

Josi, a fourth- generation dairy farmer in Tillamook, Ore., began posting blogs and videos online in 2016 to fight back against what he says is misinformation about his industry being spread by radical environmentalists and animal rights groups.

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