Mandatory spending on organic agriculture, 2002-2014 Farm Acts
Consumers cannot visually distinguish organic food from conventional, and must rely on labels and other advertising tools for product information. Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 to establish national organic standards that facilitate marketing and provide consumer assurance. USDA promulgated final rules to implement this legislation in December 2000. Many consumers have come to rely on the ?USDA Organic? label. Congress added several new provisions in the 2014 Farm Act to improve enforcement of organic regulations, which will help maintain consumer confidence in the organic label.
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