Organic Dairies Hit by Recession

Organic Dairies Hit by Recession

As this recession continues to seriously affect families and individuals, we're seeing more and more how it impacts spending habits. People must be cutting back. But where are they doing it? Apparently, one place is in the milk section of the grocery store. Fewer people are buying organic milk these days, and it's hurting organic dairy farms...

According to an article in the New York Times, sales on organic dairy products were going gang busters a few years ago. Conventional dairies switched to organic practices and saw their sales jump tremendously.

Unfortunately, as the recession hit, many families have seen organic milk as an expense they can cut out of their budget. In fact, according to the article, sales of organic food in general has slowed considerably after years of tremendous growth. But no one is being hit harder than organic dairy farmers.

It's sad to hear. We've yet to cut any organics from our shopping list, but we also haven't been hit by the recession the way some people have. Are you skipping on organics these days to save money?

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