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Research shows organic farming is more profitable in the long run

An analysis of 18 years of crop yield and farm management data from a long-term University of Minnesota trial has shown that an organic crop rotation was consistently more profitable and carried less risk of low returns than conventional corn and soybean production.

An analysis of 18 years of crop yield and farm management data from a long-term University of Minnesota trial has shown that an organic crop rotation was consistently more profitable and carried less risk of low returns than conventional corn and soybean production, according to research published in the September-October issue of the Agronomy Journal. Study leader Timothy Delbridge, a University of Minnesota doctoral student in agricultural economics, said the research didn’t take into consideration the difficulties and cost of transitioning to organic. However, the results offer convincing new evidence that going organic will be lucrative over the long haul. A pdf of the research article is available for download.

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