Isn’t organic actually less sustainable because it produces less food per acre?

One of the great things about organic farming is that the soil gets more productive with each year it’s farmed organically. The idea that yields on organic farms are so much lower really came out of comparing yields on farms that were recently converted to organic practices. Even though that’s a three- year process, it really takes about seven years before you have truly healthy, productive organic soil. So yes, during the initial years, yields are lower. However, what we see in our crops that are grown on land that has been farmed organically for many years is that our yields are comparable and in some cases even greater than conventional.