August 13, 2003, just-food.com:
Four years ago, 250 farmers were applying each month to convert
their farms to organic. Today that number has dropped to just 40
per month despite rising consumer demand for organic produce. Dairy
farmers in particular seem reluctant to convert to organic farming
methods, reported the Journal.
Farmers charge cheap foreign imports, minimal financial aid from
the government and lack of support from supermarkets or government
with making it near impossible for them to compete.