Monday, May 23, 2016

Organic crops up $4.2 billion over last year

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Organic Trade Association Report

WASHINGTON-U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released a statement on the Organic Trade Association's report that the organic sector posted its largest-ever dollar gain in 2015, with total organic product sales growing by $4.2 billion, reaching $43.3 billion.
"America's organic industry is booming, creating important opportunities for farmers and ranchers and adding to the vibrancy of rural America. Under the Obama Administration, we've made transformative investments to help the organic sector thrive by making certification more attainable, providing more support for organic operations, and expanding international markets. As consumer demand continues to grow, USDA is here to support producers and help them access the hunger for American-grown organic products."

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Milk Production: Steady gains in '17

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