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Organic Farming Grew 8% in 2010

The organic farming sector grew by 8% in 2010, dramatically outpacing the food industry as a whole which grew at less than 1% in 2010, according to an industry report released earlier this month at the Organic Trade Association's (OTA) 2011 Policy Conference in Washington D.C. OTA released data onsite from OTA's 2011 Organic Industry Survey that reveal the industry has grown from $3.6 billion in 1997 to $29 billion in 2010. Despite the nation's worst economic downturn in 80 years, the organic industry has come out of the recession hiring employees, adding farms, and increasing revenue. Organized by OTA and supported by the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) under the theme "Advance Organic Together," the conference focused on the value of organic agriculture in providing sustainable jobs , supporting rural livelihoods, and advancing an entrepreneurial spirit. Among...

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