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Organic field crop acres grow by 7 percent

Organic field crop acres grow by 7 percent

Organic information provider Mercaris says 2019 U.S. organic field crop

acreage is seven percent more than a year ago. Organic corn and soybean acreage

is affected by this season’s planting issues the same as conventional acreage,

according to Ryan Koory, an economist at Mercaris. It’s down.

“Those acres appear to be offset by gains in hay and alfalfa,” Koory told

Brownfield Ag News Tuesday, “and we’re seeing some gains in wheat acres as

well.”

Demand for organic products outstrips supply, said Koory.

Continue reading Organic field crop acres grow by 7 percent at Brownfield Ag News.