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A real example of organic farming

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With the harvest, I talked to some organic farmers about the yield and quality of their crops, as well as the price they are paid. As it happens, some of the beef producers also had something to say.
We were happy with our harvest. The rice were clean and, although they were harvested with 21% moisture, our dryer took them to 18%, at which point they were weighed when they went in the Arctic to Flahavans. It ran at 2.1 tons per acre, while we generally consider 2 to be approximately the average. Most of the loads weighed 58 bushel with a load of 58.5, so we were very happy with that.
He has been growing organically since the 1970s, also produces oilseed rape:
"Oilseed rape gave an average green yield of one tonne per acre, which is on par, but was dirtier than normal due to the cold snap in May, when the rape was stopped for a critical period of time. In addition, the combination was later than normal, for the same reason, resulting in a high humidity level.
Having cleaned and dried,…