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Some Barriers to Organic Produce at the Wholesale Level

  title={Some Barriers to Organic Produce at the Wholesale Level},
  author={Steven Payson and B H Lin and Jane L. Wertz},
Why is only a small proportion of all produce organically grown? One important factor may be that farmers would grow it only if enough consumers are willing to pay a higher price to compensate for the higher production costs. However, as organic farming methods become more advanced and experienced organic farmers become more adept at increasing yields, the additional costs would likely come down. But since surveys show that consumers state they are willing to pay significantly more for organic… Expand

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