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agriculture

Organic farmers face tough harvest

Published söndag 10 oktober 2010 kl 18.16
Will grain prices go up after a tough growing season?

This year's weather conditions in Sweden have hit farmers hard. Swedish Radio news reports that the cool spring and hot summer before the rain started have particularly affected the nation's organic farms.

"It's been the most difficult growing year since I started in 1981," said Bengt-Åke Karlsson with the Swedish Ecological Farmers. He said that since eco-farmers do not to use pesticides, they can't resort to spraying their crops to prevent disease.

Lantmännen, a company that buys and sells grains, predicted prices to go up this year, especially when it comes to organically cultivated foods.

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