Organic Dairying Is on Upswing, But No Panacea

By Janet Raloff, 15:56 PM April 15, 2008

This is part two of a two-part series on the economics of dairy farming. Part I: "Cow Power," is available at Cow Power.

For 20 years, Steve Getz worked in the computer industry. Because he traveled a lot, "I came to hate airports and sitting on planes," he says. To ground himself on days off, Steve and his wife, Karen Getz, began dabbling in farming.

That all changed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The British software firm that Steve worked for lost significant business ...

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