Paying for Organic Farming up Front

In an interesting twist on free market driven farming, the Times reported that several large food company customers are helping to pay for the costs incurred by farmers to grow organic produce. These costs are usually affiliated with the need to transition the land from standard, AKA petrochemical driven practices, to organic farming practices. A period that can take several years.

Organic Farming CostsIs this out of the goodness of their hearts? No, it is a consequence of the law of supply and demand. There is now a greater demand for organic produce and thus, to meet that demand, companies are investing in improving the supply of available land. After all, pesticide free land is the basis of organic farming.

Nice to see the market work and have something good come from it as well.

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Paying Farmers to Go Organic, Even Before the Crops Come In
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