Characteristics of Conventional and Organic Apple Production in the United States

Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook No. (FTS-347-01) 27 pp, July 2011

by Edward Slattery, Michael Livingston, Catherine Greene, and Karen Klonsky

This report uses data from USDA's 2007 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) and other sources to examine trends in the U.S. apple sector and compare production and marketing characteristics under organic and conventional farming systems.

Keywords: Fresh apples, processed apples, production practices, pest management, pesticides, apple prices, organic price premiums

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