Report and Recommendations on Organic Farming. USDA. 1980

"This study was “conducted to learn more about the potential contributions of organic farming as a system for the production of food and fiber.” A first for the U.S., it is a general overview of the status of organic agriculture in the United States: methods, implications for environmental and food quality, economic assessment and research recommendations." (J. Potter Gates)
Prepared by
USDA Study Team on Organic Farming
United States Department of Agriculture
July 1980


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