Agricultural Information Bulletin No. (AIB-777) 42 pp

September 2002

Recent Growth Patterns in the U.S. Organic Foods Market

Economic research on recent growth patterns in the U.S. organic sector, by market category, and a description of the marketing channels for major organic commodity groups. A summary of various research, regulatory, and other ongoing programs on organic agriculture in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Keywords: organic agriculture, organic farming systems, organic marketing, organic marketing channels, certified organic acreage and livestock, price premiums, national organic rules, specialty agriculture, high-value crops, USDA research, agricultural economics

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