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Editors: Trevor J. Cochran
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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 that, for the first time, provide financial support to farmers to convert to organic production. This book 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.
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Table of Contents:
Preface

Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Industry;pp. 1-29
(Catherine Greene, Carolyn Dimitri, Biing-Hwan Lin, William McBride, Lydia Oberholtzer, Travis Smith, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Marketing U.S. Organic Foods: Recent Trends from Farms to Consumers;pp. 31-62
(Carolyn Dimitri, Lydia Oberholtzer, (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Characteristics, Costs, and Issues for Organic Dairy Farming;pp. 63-108
(William D. McBride, Catherine Greene, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Retail and Consumer Aspects of the Organic Milk Market;pp. 109-126
(Carolyn Dimitri, Kathryn M. Venezia, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Organic Agriculture in the United States: Program and Policy Issues;pp. 127-137
(Renee Johnson, Specialist in Agricultural Policy, (CRS))

National Organic Program;pp. 139-141
(U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

USDA AMS National Organic Program: Cost Share Programs-2010 Report to Congress;pp. 143-150

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   Series:
      Food Science and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10, 155 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-284-8
   Status: AV
  
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