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USDA: Organic Farm Product Value Doubles from 2012-2017

Turn to organic comes as overall number of farms declines

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With crop prices stuck in a multi-year rout, more farmers are chasing price premiums by turning to organic crops, reports Bloomberg.

Higher-value farm products such as organic allow farmers to boost returns over conventionally grown crops.

While the number of farms overall in the U.S. from 2012 has shrunk, the number of organic growers has surged, according to the latest census from the U.S. Department of Agriculture published this month.

The value of organic farm products more than doubled in 2017 from 2012.

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