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USDA Mails 2011 Organic Production Survey to Producers

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting a survey of certified organic farming to gather production and marketing information on organic farming in the U.S. The survey runs from December 2011 to April 2012, and focuses on crop and livestock production.

December 8, 2011

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USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting a survey of certified organic farming to gather production and marketing information on organic farming in the U.S.  The survey runs from December 2011 to April 2012, and focuses on crop and livestock production.  The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) will use the results to improve federal crop insurance for organic crops, as required by the 2008 Farm Bill.

In addition to improving organic crop insurance options, USDA plans to use the survey results to improve programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for organic producers.  Additionally, USDA plans to use the results to evaluate whether to expand the Market Access Program to allow for more exports of organic products.  The survey results will also be used more generally to inform policies, funding allocations, and availability of services for organic growers.

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