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America’s Organic Farmers Face Issues and Opportunities

Catherine R. Greene, Edward Slattery and William McBride

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2010, 6

Abstract: Organic agriculture has established a foothold in many U.S. farm sectors, particularly among horticultural specialties, but the overall use of organic practices lags behind that of many other countries. Recent data from several producer surveys illustrate notable differences and similarities between organic and conventional farmers. Emerging issues in the organic sector include dampened consumer demand resulting from the weaker U.S. economy and potential competition from new labels like the “locally grown” label.

Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Livestock Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.121962

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