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Organic Agriculture in the U.S


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Book & CD. Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on ecosystem management and attempts to reduce or eliminate external agricultural inputs, especially synthetic ones. It is a holistic production management system that promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. In preference to the use of off-farm inputs, organic farming emphasises management practices, taking into account that regional conditions require locally adapted systems. Utilising both traditional and scientific knowledge, organic agricultural systems rely on agronomic, biological, and mechanical methods (these may require external inputs of non-renewable resources, like tractor fuel), as opposed to using synthetic materials, to fulfil any specific function within the system. Organic farming is also associated with support for principles beyond cultural practices, such as fair trade and environmental stewardship. This book dives into cutting edge research within relation to this field. This includes frequently asked questions, price premiums, economic labelling, market expansions, Government-facilitated programs, growth patterns and publications from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Table of Contents

Organic agriculture in the U.S.: program and policy issues / Jean M. Rawson — Organic produce, price premiums, and eco-labeling in U.S. farmers' markets / Amy Kremen, Catherine Greene and Jim Hanson — Price premiums hold on as U.S. organic produce market expands / Lydia Oberholtzer, Carolyn Dimitri and Catherine Green — Market-led versus government-faciliated growth development of the U.S. and EU organic agricultural sectors / Carolyn Dimitri and Lydia Oberholtzer — Recent growth patterns in the U.S. organic foods market / Carolyn Dimitri and Catherine Greene — What does "certified organic" mean? / Gary Thompson — Organic farming and marketing: publications from the United States Department of Agriculture, 1977-2005 / Mary V. Gold.

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History and Social Science » Economics » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Agronomy
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Organic
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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