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Land grant colleges failing organic farmers

publication date: Feb 28, 2001
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Of the 885,863 available research acres in the land grant system, only 0.02%, or 151 acres, is devoted to certified organic research. “This is a shocking statistic. Organic farmers deserve a fair share of the nation’s agricultural research dollar, and they clearly are not getting it,” stated OFRF president and full-time organic farmer Woody Deryckx. “Organic farming is the fastest growing sector of the agricultural economy. The USDA and the land grants should be investing strategically in research to support its continued development.”

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