Oregon Tilth Board Member on Barriers to Organic Transition

February 6, 2018

Oregon Tilth board member, Kellee James, co-authored a recent research piece for Choices, a publication of the Agricultral and Applied Economics Association. The article explores barriers to organic transition as well as model strategies for reducing these obstacles for farmers.

The bottom line is that evidence suggests “that we should be seeing higher transition rates than are actually occurring; the discrepancy suggests that there are significant barriers to transition in the real world that may be affecting producers’ decisions…[such as]: management barriers, policy barriers, cultural barriers, and market uncertainties.”

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