It is such an honor to work in an industry that does so much for the planet. Organic agriculture conserves resources, protects the environment and minimizes pesticide use while feeding the world. Organic agriculture helps improve the lives of farmers in developing countries and provides a vibrant export opportunity for domestic producers.
Organic agriculture is also a bright spot in the U.S. economy. As Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) Deputy Anne Alonzo recently said, “U.S. consumer sales of organic products stood at $31.4 billion at the end of 2011, and are estimated at $35 billion for 2012. At the start of this year, there were 17,750 certified organic farms and businesses in the United States.”
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