Agrarian Trust

Young, Idealistic Farmers Help Keep Land in Production

Read the Associated Press’ November 8th article reporting that young farmers with an interest in growing healthy, local food are helping keep farmland in production.  “Organic farms can actually provide a quicker route to profits,” writes the AP’s Michael Hill, “because farmers can fetch higher prices. Premiums paid to organic farmers can range 29 to 32 percent above conventional prices, according to a study published this summer by Washington State University researchers. That means an organic farmer can make a living on fewer acres.”