A $1.2 Million dollar federal grant will help Minnesota economists study the costs of switching from conventional to organic farming. The four-year project will collect data about costs and
profits for farmers who make the switch to one of the fastest-growing
segments in agriculture.
While organic farming is among the fastest-growing segments of agriculture, few public studies have been done on the costs and returns for those who make the transition. Researchers hope to learn from
organic farmers information that will help others decide whether to make