Organic farming is coming back despite challenges
Published 9:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Mark Steil, Minnesota Public Radio News
Two years after the recession cut demand for the higher-cost food products, organic farming is on the rebound, with prices at record highs.
But the industry is still not as strong as it was just a few years ago, and no one knows if organic sales will return to the double-digit growth of the pre-recession years.
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Still, farmers like Ben Cook are pleased with the turnaround. As he walks into a soon-to-be-harvested field of organic corn near the town of Adrian in southwest Minnesota, Cook can’t help but admire the quality of his corn.