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Farmers Turn To Organics In An Effort To Overcome Low Prices For Conventional Crops

Eric Thalken works down a row of organic corn, pulling back the husks. "There's a mindset that organic is ugly and low yielding and it just doesn't have to be," Thalken says. (Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)
Eric Thalken works down a row of organic corn, pulling back the husks. "There's a mindset that organic is ugly and low yielding and it just doesn't have to be," Thalken says. (Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)

Organic food is a $40 billion industry and growing. That has the attention of some farmers discouraged by years of low prices for their conventional crops.

Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock (@ggerlock) has the story of a Nebraska farm making the switch to tap into the lucrative organic market.

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