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The purpose of this bulletin is to provide an insight into the relative financial performance of organic dairy farming through the examination of three years of detailed farm financial records. Farm financial records were collected in person by trained enumerators from organic dairy operations in Maine and Vermont for the 2004–2006 production years. These farm records are complemented by surveys on farm and farmer characteristics along with farmers’ motivational interests for organic dairy production and performance satisfaction. This report, therefore, provides a rich financial perspective on the evolution of organic dairy farming performance unlike single-season surveys.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
organic dairy farming
Agricultural Economics | Dairy Science
Dalton, T.J., R. Parsons, R. Kersbergen, G. Rogers, D. Kauppila, L. McCrory, L.A. Bragg, and Q. Wang. 2008. A comparative analysis of organic dairy farms in Maine and Vermont: Farm financial information from 2004 to 2006. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletin 851.