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Large Minority Of N.Y. State Farmers Interested In Going Organic

August 6, 2010: 04:50 AM EST
Forty percent of conventional farmers in New York State who responded to a government survey indicated at least some interest in becoming involved in organic production. The survey was conducted by the state’s agricultural commissioner to determine the amount of interest in transitioning to organic farming, as well as the perceived barriers to transition and the materials or services farmers are looking for. Six percent said they were highly interested in organic production, 15 percent were moderately interested and 19 percent were slightly interested. The main barrier to organic farming noted by respondents was disease-related production losses. Those interested in organic farming said they could use directories of organic product buyers, production guidance, market development, consulting services and continuing university research.
Sarah Johnston, "Assessing Farmer Interest in Transition to Organic Production and Barriers to Expansion of Organic Production in New York State", New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, August 06, 2010, © NY Department of Agriculture & Markets
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