by Theresa Sirois, Social Media Coordinator
This information is used to demonstrate the strength of the U.S. organic sector to politicians and government policy makers,among others. Its ability to illustrate a defined economic impact is a vital component of a general advocacy toolkit, if you will, which encourages more companies to become organic.
The USDA just kicked off its newest Organic Production Survey to get a firm handle on our country’s organic agricultural output. The data collected from this important survey will help "...establish crop insurance programs for organic farmers, justify the need for research projects, and supply the industry with key information on organic trends at the farm gate. The more accurate information available on organic production, the better the government can design programs that best serve our organic sector and contribute to its growth" according to Laura Batcha of the Organic Trade Association.
America’s organic sector is thriving because of individuals like YOU who strive to choose healthy options every day. We still face many challenges in conveying the organic message to the general public, so be on the lookout for more opportunities ahead in which you can speak out for organic options and join us to strengthen our combined voices.