NatGeo on organic farming in the U.S.

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From 2018 but still a good read if you’re even vaguely interested in where your food and herbs come from and how much they cost.
One not surprising factor: it takes years to transition a farm from regular to organic and in those years, the farmer is going to lose money, for many reasons, including yields will be much, much lower and organic land management demands crop rotation, so you can’t plant the most profitable things at the most profitable times.

One surprising factor: Capitalism may just save us on this one. Big brands are starting to step in to help farmers transition to organic without losing their incomes/farms in the process.

We don’t have enough organic farms. Why not?


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