Organic UK: While consumer demand is on the rise, farmer interest is waning

August 13, 2003, 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.