FARMERS PREDICT FALLING PRICES FOR ORGANICS

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Growing competition could soon lead to falling prices for organic produce, according to a survey of 1,000 growers released here by the Organic Farming Research Foundation.Twenty-seven percent of respondents said they expect to see price declines, while 52% said they expect prices to remain stable. The growers, representing more than 16% of the U.S.' certified organic farmers,

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Growing competition could soon lead to falling prices for organic produce, according to a survey of 1,000 growers released here by the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

Twenty-seven percent of respondents said they expect to see price declines, while 52% said they expect prices to remain stable. The growers, representing more than 16% of the U.S.' certified organic farmers, indicated that while organic farming remains labor-intensive, its profitability and gro

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