Red tape ties up farms

The Prigel family sells milk to Horizon Organic, which sells it under the Horizon label. In the past, Prigel, 46, had sold his milk to a Virginia co-op. But it was increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Production costs crept up annually; the price of milk did not. The past several years have been a struggle, Prigel says. In 2007, the year the farm made the costly transition to organic, Bellevale Farm reported a loss of $103,000.

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