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Organic food sales up 6.4 percent in 2017

Organic food sales in the U.S. have come a long way in 20 years, growing from $3.4 billion in 1997 to $45.2 billion in 2017. Last

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USDA axes organic checkoff proposal

USDA has terminated a proposed rule to establish a national research and promotion program for organic products, citing a “split within the industry in terms

A U-pick orchard unlike any other

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Stephen Demergasso has plans for Detering Orchards. In his one year of ownership, Demergasso has added an agritainment aspect to the 120-acre

Farm share of food dollar dwindles

USDA has crunched the numbers on the farmer’s share of the consumer food dollar, showing the smallest piece of the pie since 1993. The farmer’s

USDA: Small farms by the numbers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a small farm in terms of income, not acreage. Since 2013, a small farm is any farming operation producing

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