USDA takes Accounting of Organic Farms

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USDA takes Accounting of Organic Farms

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Original Article posted at Chicago Tribune

It seems that organic farming is gaining a nice foothold in America and are doing okay business-wise.

The Organic Production Survery conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows the amount of farmland dedicated to organic crops and livestock is still really small but growing fast.

It survey is the first widescale survey so there’s not a lot to compare it to. But there are some telling numbers.

The survey said there are 14,540 farms that were USDA certified organic or exempt from certification because sales are less than $5,000 — including 129 in Maryland. The number has doubled at least twice since…

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