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Organic milk steers Marin farm production to record $101 million

Organic milk steers Marin farm production to record $101 million

photo credit: Robert Tong — Marin IJ file photo

By Nels Johnson

Marin Independent Journal, 7/18/2015

In the two decades since the Straus Dairy in Marshall was the first in the West to become certified organic, most others in the region have followed, creating a cash cow that gets bigger every year.

With 25 of Marin’s 29 dairies now organic, the value of organic milk production is soaring, rocketing 61 percent last year to $33.6 million for the milk product equivalent of about 12.6 million gallons.

At the same time, the value of conventional milk production in Marin plummeted 57 percent to $5.7 million in 2014. [...]

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