Organic Production

All Organic signboard  @iStockOrganic production is a system that integrates "cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity." (Source: National Organic Program) Find subject guides, legislation, production information and links related to:

Organic Farming Research Foundation.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation measured the level of organic activity at Land Grant institutions based on research, education and outreach. Factors included degrees or certificates offered, certified organic land acreage, organic Extension resources, and organic/sustainable college farm operations

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Data, presented in 13 tables, show the change in certified organic farmland acreage and livestock in the United States from 1992 to 2011.

United States Department of Agriculture.

View webinars from a 2011 national conference that examined findings from U.S. research on organic farming systems, including two key types of research--long-term farming experiments and nationwide economic producer surveys.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

"This publication provides resources to compare organic and conventional agricultural prices, discusses organic production costs, and offers tips on how to set organic crop prices."

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

This 2008 bibliography contains references to literature and studies that relate directly to food safety issues of food produced from organic agricultural and/or handling practices.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Bibliographic references (from 2000 to 2008) to literature and studies focusing on nutritional qualities of vegetables, fruits and meats produced in organic systems. Continues SRB 2000-03

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