Digested: Buying the Farm

Business people shaking hands in front of a field
Naomi Starkman, Founder of Civil Eats, reports on the growth of the organic market and its impact not only on major buyers such as Costco and Ardent Mills, frequent subjects, but also on farmers. “While it’s obviously a boon for these companies to have a direct supply—and even better the planet to invest in organic and transition away from conventional—the trend raises questions about the benefits to farmers,” she writes. It is becoming increasingly difficult for farmers to compete with corporate interests in this space. She cites Farmland LP as one of a hand full of responsible investors in the space. Read the entire article here.