It pays to be an organic grain farmer in Sweden, study shows

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Swedish farmers who grow organic produce are 30 percent financially better off than those farmers using conventional methods, shows a report ordered on behalf of the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

However, a decline in consumer demand for organic eggs, chicken and pork has meant supply has outstripped demand, leading to several farmers switching back to conventional farming methods.

"I know that there are a lot of farms that really would like to start organic production if the consumers just bought the product. I think maybe consumers don't know why they pay more for organic products," says Cecilia Ryegård, working at analytical company Agrivektor which produced the report for the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

While domestic demand for some organic food has lessened, there is an appetite abroad for Swedish organic grains.

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