|This a major USDA confirmation
of the vitality of the organic sector and its components.
Lots of footnotes, examples, sidebars.
Shep: Names to keep cultivating, the report's authors:
Lydia Oberholtzer, Carolyn Dimitri, and Catherine Greene
Chris: If we need more ag econ folks with organic experience:
[The authors] ...thank *Shubha Chakravarty (formerly
with ERS) for invaluable research assistance with the
price data and *Fred Teensma (Agricultural Marketing
Service) for guiding us to various data sets. We also
thank *Terry Long (Agricultural Marketing Service),
*Jim Tringe (Foreign Agricultural Service), *Ted Jaenicke
(Pennsylvania State University), *Rick Welsh** (Clarkson
University), *Joy Harwood (ERS), and *Lewrene Glaser
(ERS) for thoughtful reviews of the manuscript.
Rick Welsh, especially
Description: dated May 2005 (most citations 2004 and
before) PRICE PREMIUMS HOLD ON AS U.S. ORGANIC PRODUCE
MARKET EXPAND --Price premiums for organic products
have contributed to growth
in certified organic farmland and, ultimately, market
produce has long been an important component of the
organic food sector,
and a significant contributor to the organic industry's
growth over the
last decade. This article explores price premiums and
market margins for
a limited set of fresh produce items--carrots, broccoli,
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Shep: They review sources of organic prices, somehow
miss the OPX.
Chris: if they chose mesclun mix, think we should add
it to OPX once we get funded?