organic production

1. Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-17, Updates QB 92-09. 306 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1991-January 1993. By Karl Schneider. Reference Section, National Agricultural Library. January 1993. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-17.
2. Quick Bibliography Series: QB 96-08, Updates QB 93-17. 693 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between March 1993 - June 1996. By Karl Schneider. Reference Section, National Agricultural Library. September 1996 NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.96-08.
3. Quick Bibliography Series no. QB 98-01, Updates QB 96-08. 451 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between between July 1996 - June 1998. By Karl Schneider. Reference Section, National Agricultural Library. September 1998. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no. 98-01.


The 2008 series of 8 guides updates the previously compiled 2003 and 2005 single-volume directories, Organic Agricultural Products: Marketing and Trade Resources, listing online information sources for regulatory requirements, retail and wholesale markets and marketing, international trade, consumer studies and business support for organic producers. All three editions are archived here.


Organic Agriculture's Conservation Focus: Selected Research Publications 2005-2006, by Mary V. Gold. Beltsville MD: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, 2006. This bibliography was prepared to accompany a panel presentation made at the National SARE Conference, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, August 17, 2006.


This bibliography cites documents pertinent to organic production, food and marketing that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s primary agencies published between 1977 through October 2006. Compiled by Mary V. Gold and Rebecca S. Thompson. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. November 2006.


"This guide is intended for organic gardeners and those who want to be organic gardeners. It may also be useful for small-scale organic farmers and those interested in the organic movement in general.'
Organic Gardening: A Guide to Resources: 1989-September 2003. Compiled by Stephanie M. Boehmer, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. September 2003. (Updated Agri-Topics Series, October 1989.)
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Agri-Topics Series. Compiled by Jane Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. October 1989.


"Ten years ago it was easy to direct people to information about organic agriculture. Resources were limited, and reference to a few books and articles was often all that could be offered. Today, electronic and print information overwhelms the seeker of organic-related information.... Organic food and fiber production is presently one of the fastest growing agricultural sectors in the United States, both in terms of annual sales and farmed acreage....This document will present background information on the organic knowledge base in terms of history, quality, and quantity, and it will present resources and techniques that may be used for optimal retrieval of organic resources and data."


A selected list of ten journal titles ranked by relevance to organic production and organic food. Titles and ranking were determined by surveying journal issues from the years 2004-2007 for number of articles about organic farming, agriculture, production, culture or food(s).

Compiled by Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
July 2007


This bibliography includes 157 citations from the National Agricultural Library's AGRICOLA database on the economic aspects of organic production. Compiled by Mary V. Gold. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, NAL. July 1997. NAL Call no. aZ5074.O75 G65 1997.


Organically Produced Foods: Food Safety Issues
Special Reference Briefs Series no. SRB 2008-03
August 2008

This bibliography contains 174 citations for articles, conference papers, reports and book chapters published January 2000 through July 2008. Cited resources focus specifically on food safety issues related to organically produced foods. These issues include pesticide and related chemical residues in foods; heavy metal and microbial contamination of foods linked to farming and handling practices; natural toxicants including phytochemicals in foods that may affect food safety; antibiotic residues in animal products and their impact on antibiotic resistance in humans and animals; and fungal and bacterial contamination of organic animal feeds.

Compiled by: Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, USDA
August 2008


Organically Produced Foods: Nutritive Content
Special Reference Briefs Series no. SRB 2000-03
Covers publications from 1945-2000
July 2000

This bibliography focuses specifically on the nutritive value of organically produced foods: vitamin and mineral content, as well as related chemical constituents. With the exception of a handful of references to publications that deal with the general relationship of soil qualities and crop composition, each document cited contains at least some information about nutrients found in food as related to organic production. Most items deal with research results; several are overviews of literature or research, or are opinion pieces. Many compare organic foods with those conventionally produced.
This SRB continues "Organically Produced Foods: Nutritive Content," SRB 2008-02 [Publications from 2000-2008]
(http://pubs.nal.usda.gov/organically-produced-foods-nutritive-content-sr...)

Compiled by: Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, USDA
June 2000


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