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what percent of food production in US is organic

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what percent of food production in US is organic?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Tyler replied 6 years ago.
Hi, and thanks for your question!

According to the US Dept. of Agriculture, in 2008 (last year of survey) they showed 0.5% of US pasture and 0.7% of US cropland to be certified organic. Here they cite the reasons for the low numbers:

"Obstacles to adoption by farmers include high managerial costs and risks of shifting to a new way of farming, limited awareness of organic farming systems, lack of marketing and infrastructure, and inability to capture marketing economies. Still, many U.S. producers are embracing organic farming in order to lower input costs, conserve nonrenewable resources, capture high-value markets, and boost farm income."

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