Organic ag still on the rise throughout USA

Organic ag still on the rise throughout USA

At the Organic Farming Research Foundation Conference on Jan. 26 in New Brunswick, Dr. Ramu Govindasamy discussed a recent survey of consumer attitudes toward Certified Organic Products. Organic agriculture is one of the fastest growing sectors in the US and accounts for 4.2% of all food sales. Purchasers of organics include all economic levels and over 80% are shopping at more than one store for fruits and vegetables.   Consumers are also willing to drive up to 10 miles and pay an average of $27 per trip to farmers markets, specialty food stores,and supermarkets.  Top reasons for purchasing organic include freshness and lack of pesticides; reasons not to buy included expenses and limited choices.

Read about the survey results from American Farm Publications here: https://americanfarmpublications.com/organic-agriculture-still-on-rise-across-u-s/