Emerging issues in the U.S. organic industry

Catherine Greene, Carolyn Dimitri, Biing Hwan Lin, William McBride, Lydia Oberholtzer, Travis Smith

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Abstract

Consumer demand for organic products has widened over the last decade. While new producers have emerged to help meet demand, market participants report that a supply squeeze is constraining growth for both individual firms and the organic sector overall. Partly in response to shortages in organic supply, Congress in 2008 included provisions in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (2008 Farm Act) that, for the fi rst time, provide financial support to farmers to convert to organic production. This chapter examines recent economic research on the adoption of organic farming systems, organic production costs and returns, and market conditions to gain a better understanding of the organic supply squeeze and other emerging issues in this rapidly changing industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages1-29
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781617612848
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Organic Agriculture
Financial Support
organic production
Industry
Economics
industry
Costs and Cost Analysis
Food
Growth
Research
Farm Bill
markets
consumer demand
production costs
funding
farming systems
farmers
economics
farms
Farms

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Greene, C., Dimitri, C., Lin, B. H., McBride, W., Oberholtzer, L., & Smith, T. (2011). Emerging issues in the U.S. organic industry. In Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry (pp. 1-29). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Emerging issues in the U.S. organic industry. / Greene, Catherine; Dimitri, Carolyn; Lin, Biing Hwan; McBride, William; Oberholtzer, Lydia; Smith, Travis.

Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011. p. 1-29.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Greene, C, Dimitri, C, Lin, BH, McBride, W, Oberholtzer, L & Smith, T 2011, Emerging issues in the U.S. organic industry. in Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 1-29.
Greene C, Dimitri C, Lin BH, McBride W, Oberholtzer L, Smith T. Emerging issues in the U.S. organic industry. In Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2011. p. 1-29
Greene, Catherine ; Dimitri, Carolyn ; Lin, Biing Hwan ; McBride, William ; Oberholtzer, Lydia ; Smith, Travis. / Emerging issues in the U.S. organic industry. Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011. pp. 1-29
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