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Genetically modified crops will have a tough row to hoe if some organic farmers and environmentalists have their way.
Spun off from Apple Computer in 1990 with Porat, 48, at the helm, Sunnyvale, CA-based General Magic has a tough row to hoe as it seeks to set the global software standard in automated, interpersonal communications.
The current generation of American ballet choreographers has a tough row to hoe, not only in large urban areas but also in regional vineyards like Portland.