It’s no secret that the world’s largest organic producer is growing its organic market.
Last year, the organic market hit a record-high $11.6 billion.
Organic prices fell from a high of $25.9 billion in 2011, and they’ve been falling ever since.
Organic farmers and retailers say organic prices are a good indicator of whether they’re buying the right product.
“I think the best indicator of what the market is thinking about is price,” said Steve Johnson, executive director of the National Organic Program.
“If they think organic is going to be cheaper than conventional, that’s good.
If they think it’s going to cost more, that could be good.”
Organic prices, however, have fallen on a steady decline over the past year.
For instance, in 2016, organic prices fell 12 percent year over year, according to the Organic Trade Association, and prices were down 4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.
That means organic farmers and processors are struggling to compete with the prices of the rest of the industry, and that means organic prices may remain stagnant for the foreseeable future.
Some organic farmers are worried.
“We are seeing organic prices go up, and it’s very concerning for us,” said Mark Johnson, a farmer from Pennsylvania who is also president of the Pennsylvania Organic Seed Association.
“When you have organic prices going up, you have a lot of people saying, ‘This is just a bad trend.'”
The organic industry is trying to respond to the drop in organic prices by ramping up production and increasing its marketing efforts.
“This is a time when we really need to be talking to farmers, and saying, we’re going to keep working on these issues and we’re not going to let this drop off,” said Tom Johnson, the president of Penns Natural Foods.
“It’s a good thing, but we also have to be looking at the future.”
While organic prices have fallen, farmers are struggling with how to get organic food to consumers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is in charge of overseeing organic certification, has been slow to make progress on organic certifications.
While there’s been a push for certification standards to be strengthened in recent years, a USDA report found that there are still a lot more questions than answers about how organic certification works.
Organic certifications, for instance, are based on products that are grown on farms that are certified to use pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
Organic certification also doesn’t take into account what happens when farmers raise their crops in nonorganic settings.
“There are still questions about how to go about organic certification and how to properly do it,” said Greg McVey, a professor of agronomy and soil science at Iowa State University.
McVee said that the U.K. is leading the way with its efforts to make organic certification more easily available.
Last fall, the U,K.
launched the first-ever national organic certification test, and now it is working to establish a national testing system that would provide more information about what organic certification means.
But many farmers say that the current system doesn’t cover all of the questions they have about the process of farming organic.
Some farmers say they are concerned about the lack of a formal testing program.
“Some of these things have not been addressed, or we haven’t had enough information to get a solid answer,” said Johnson.
“You can’t just get on a plane and test and say you’re organic.”
While farmers say the organic certification process is moving quickly, they also say it will take time for them to find the right products.
Organic foods are usually more expensive than traditional foods, so they’re more expensive to buy, said Mark Wieser, the chief executive officer of the Organic Association of America.
The organization supports the certification process because it is a way for farmers to be able to get quality organic products at competitive prices, but the certification is expensive and there’s no way to guarantee a product will be a good choice for all consumers.
“Consumers need to look at what organic is,” said Wiesers.
“The thing is, they don’t have to go to all of these fancy tests.”
Organic farmers say it’s time to take a look at organic products as a whole, and how they compare to other products.
“Right now, we need to ask what organic products are good for us, and what organic foods are good to us,” Johnson said.
“What do you think about the other organic foods that are out there?
Are they better or worse?”
For some farmers, the answer is no.
Some are worried that organic food is just another commodity.
“A lot of times, people come to the organic farm and think, ‘Oh, I’ll just make a sandwich and get my organic bread and cheese, but I’m going to get more expensive organic food and that’s a