• Fewer farmers making switch to organic crops despite increased demand

    2 days ago - By Who TV

    CHURDAN, Iowa - In the 1970s when Iowa farmer George Naylor said he wanted to grow organic crops, the idea didn't go over well.
    Back then organic crops were an oddity, destined for health food stores or maybe a few farmers' markets.
    “I told my dad I wanted to be an organic farmer and he goes, ‘Ha, ha, ha,'” Naylor said, noting it wasn't until 2014 that he could embrace his dream and begin transitioning from standard to organic crops.
    But over the decades, something unexpected happened - demand for organics started increasing so fast that it began outstripping the supply produced in the...
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