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usda organic production survey

Posted: January 5 2012

Farmers: Participate in Organic Production Survey!
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service is quantifying organic production in the United States. The data will help shape decisions regarding farm policy, funding allocations, availability of goods and services, community development and other key issues. For example:

  • RMA's Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) will use the information published to provide better insurance coverage for organic crops, as required by the 2008 Farm Bill.
  • USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service will use the detailed data on agricultural products produced using organic practices to enhance programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
  • USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service will use the information to evaluate the potential expansion of the Market Access Program to allow for more exports of organic agricultural products.

All information submitted is confidential. If you are an organic producer, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

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