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ISBN: 9781617612848 - Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry
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Emerging Issues in the U.S. Organic Food Industry

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Cochran, Trevor J. (EDT)
Trevor J. Cochran

ISBN: 9781617612848
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc


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Examines economic research on the adoption of organic farming systems, organic production costs and returns, and market conditions to gain an understanding of the organic supply squeeze and other emerging issues in the US organic food industry.

 

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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.