Apple growers indicated a variety of reasons for choosing to farm organically in 2007
Apple growers indicated a variety of reasons for choosing to farm organically in 2007, including prospects for increased farm income. Conventional apple yields were higher than organic yields in 2007. However, organic apples-whether for fresh consumption or processing-commanded substantial price premiums. Grower prices for organic apples were more than double conventional prices for fresh apples and nearly double conventional prices for processing apples. This chart is found in the September 2011 issue of Amber Waves magazine.
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