By Martha Ellen, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Feb. 4--Ag Pro Soy Processors, Massena, is sowing the seeds of what could be a major cash crop for north country farmers.
The company -- which converts organic and non-organic soybeans into meal and oil -- wants to contract for 15,000 acres of soybeans in 2005 to ensure it has a more consistent supply, particularly of certified organic beans, which it now buys from Canada, South America and China.
"This could be the beginning of something that is going to take off," said Steven G. Carr, a Hammond farmer who is developing Ag Pro's contract grower program. "I think …