Agricultural Economics Department

 

Date of this Version

December 2003

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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 12/03/2003. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
http://www.agecon.unl.edu/Cornhuskereconomics.html

Abstract

Organic agriculture is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States (U.S.). Organic food sales are growing at a rate of more than 20 percent annually, totaling $7.8 billion in 2000 [1].1 Advocates of the recently introduced national organic standards predict that their introduction will further enhance the growth of the organic sector.