CO-OP ESTABLISHES TRANSITION FUND

RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. -- Organic Valley, the nation's largest farmer-owned organic dairy cooperative, has established a transition fund to help small farmers in the Northeast convert their dairy herds to organic production. nically grown grains and forage, as well as pay for farm and facility audits, all without being able to charge a premium on their milk, Organic Valley officials said.This has presented

RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. -- Organic Valley, the nation's largest farmer-owned organic dairy cooperative, has established a transition fund to help small farmers in the Northeast convert their dairy herds to organic production.

nically grown grains and forage, as well as pay for farm and facility audits, all without being able to charge a premium on their milk, Organic Valley officials said.

This has presented a major hurdle for the organic dairy industry, which has faced increasin

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