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USDA Survey Finds Rapid Growth in Organi...

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2019 biological survey. It reports total organic sales of $ 9.93 billion, an increase of $ 2.37 billion, or 31 percent, from 2016. There were 16,585 certified organic farms, a 17 percent increase from 2016, which represented 5.5 million certified acres, a 9 percent […]

Clemson researcher studies soil challeng...

October 27, 2020January 28, 2021 FLORENCE, SC – The organic industry is the fastest growing agricultural segment in the United States, but low organic carbon in the soil, low soil fertility, and poor soil structure keep Carolina farmers South to reap the benefits of this market. Rongzhong Ye, assistant professor at Clemson’s Pee Dee REC, […]

Are Organic Foods Better For You & The B

Organic food may be better for you in some ways, but there is no clear evidence that eating organic foods makes a significant difference to your health. Although research is contradictory, some studies have shown that organic foods can have higher levels of antioxidants and healthy fats, and lower levels of pesticide residues. Overall, it’s […]

Sales of organic farming up 31% in three...

Although still a small sector of U.S. agriculture, organic farming is booming, the USDA reported Thursday. Sales totaled $ 9.9 billion in 2019, a 31% increase in three years, and 29% of organic farmers say they plan to increase production. There are more farms and more land in organic production – 16,585 farms and 5.5 […]

Dramatic growth in organic purchases – n

Data from August 2020 shows that organic products sold in Canada now represent 3.2% of all grocery sales. Canadian consumers spend $ 6.9 billion a year on organic products. This is an increase from 2.6% and $ 5.4 billion in 2017. The Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) tasked Leger 360 to survey 1,000 consumers nationwide […]