Compost supplier demise creates mushroom industry in Michigan

Compost supplier demise creates mushroom industry in Michigan

By Lisa M. Chappell | 9:01 a.m., Oct. 10, 2017

Farmers in the Midwest have been experiencing declining sales because of a shortage of soil, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The number of farmers who don’t make enough to survive has also been declining in the past year due to fewer farms expanding into the market, according to Pew.

But many more aren’t making enough to survive in the short-term because they’re going through a difficult time of transition, said Dan Kowalnik, communications director for Pew.

“As we’re now seeing, this has been the fastest trend in the industry, not only in the short run, but now in the long run as well,” Kowalnik said. “We’re seeing it더킹 카지노 with the decline of the big, established, profitable, one-time farms like Roundup, and with the rapid decline of the small growers. The industry has shifted so much that when you have the industry, you’re going to have lots of competition and lots of new challenges. So there’s a lot that’s changing at the moment.”

Pew found that the number of farm-to-table sho이천출장마사지 이천출장샵ps and restaurants across the country declined by 5 percent between the third quarter of 2016 and the second quarter of 2017, compared to a decrease of just 4 percent nationally over the same period. It also said small farms are suffering.

Pew analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the period of July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. Farm-to-table stores opened in 2014, and they made up 2.6 percent of U.S. farms.

“We had a pretty steady decline in the number of farms opening in the second quarter of this year,” said Mark Witten한게임 포커burger, senior analyst with Pew. “We’re down about 8 percent. That’s just kind of like a dip in the bucket, and that’s still very much on the decline.”

About half of the decline in total sales over this period (19 percent) could have been caused by an increase in competitors coming onto the market, such as more competitive prices and larger markets, according to data from Pew.

“What’s happening is there’s more competition. Many of the small business owners are choosing to compete. Many of the smaller businesses are switching to competitive markets because they see the prices going down. Many of the larger competitor