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A Detailed Analysis of US Organic Crops

A Detailed Analysis of US Organic Crops

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Published by Steve Savage
The USDA conducted a detailed survey of Organic farming in 2008. This analysis compares those data to similar measures for agricultural overall
The USDA conducted a detailed survey of Organic farming in 2008. This analysis compares those data to similar measures for agricultural overall

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Published by: Steve Savage on Jan 30, 2011
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 A Detailed Analysis of US Organic Crops
 Analysis Based on 2008 USDA-NASS DataBySteven D. Savage, Ph.D.
 
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BackgroundHigh Level ConclusionsDiscussion of Data LimitationsData Analysis National Level
National Overview
Commodity Pricing and Per Acre GrossReturns (National by crop)
Vegetable Crops
Fruit and Nut Crops
Row Crops
 Animal Feed Crops
Data Analysis State Level
Vegetable Crops
Fruit and Nut Crops
Row Crops
 Animal Feed Crops
 About the Author 
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Background
 As a follow-up the the 2007 Census of Agriculture, the National Agricultural StatisticsService (USDA NASS) conducted a first-ever, highly-detailed survey of Organicagriculture for the 2008 crop year.
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hisOrganic Production Surveyincluded data interms of acreage, production and value on a crop by state basis which is beyondwhat was available in the 5-year Census data.
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his analysis was completed by using the Organic Survey and comparing it to thesame statistics for overall production (mainly ³conventional´) in the same crop year (2008).
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hese data were also from USDA-NASS. For row crops the data is availablethroughQuickstats 1. For citrus crops the data is available in the annualCitrus Fruits Summary. For other fruit and nut crops the data is available in an annual summary of Non-Citrus Fruits and Nuts.
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he vegetable crop data including strawberries andmelons is available in theVegetables Annual SummaryVocabulary for this analysis:
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creage
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the area in acres harvested for each crop or the percent of that area
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roduction
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the total harvested output for a crop in bushels, tons, hundredweights etc
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ield
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the harvested output for a crop on a per acre basis

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