2011: A tough year for organic farmers

Premiums are lower and competing eco labels cloud the marketplace. But the Organic Council of Ontario is still seeing good though not spectacular growth


Dan Konzelmann’s farm looks like any other. The house is modern, the tractors are big, the rows are straight and his crops are clean. The difference between Konzelmann and the majority of farmers in Ontario is that he doesn’t plant GMO crops or use pesticides and herbicides and his farm has to pass a certification every year. Konzelmann farms organically.

Better Farming - October 2011