30 Sep '11, 8pm

Organic Farming Could Grow Even More Jobs with Better Policy Support

Organic Farming Could Grow Even More Jobs with Better Policy Support

Money can grow on trees, and so can jobs -- if those trees are organic. That's the finding of a new report calling for new federal policies to support organic agriculture in next year's Farm Bill and beyond. Organic agriculture can have a strong positive impact on the U.S. economy and is good for job creation, says a new study by Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF). But with additional policy help from the federal government the sector can make the most of its economic and environmental potential is a good investment for the nation as a whole, said OFRF external relations director Denise Ryan. The new report, "Organic Farming for Health and Prosperity ," starts by making the point that the organic industry continued to grow through the recession, albeit more slowly than before the recession. After growing at an annual rate of 19 percent between 1997 and 2008, the or...

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