Why you NEED the OPX –
and why you should
it NOW – even if you never use it!
NewFarm.org's Organic Price Index is the
only place farmers and buyers can go to find regularly updated
information about wholesale organic prices across the country.
Farmers need this data to make good business
decisions for this season and beyond. A stable, growing
supply of organic crops is good for all parts of the organic
community, from field to table.
The USDA needs this data to build organic
prices into its crop insurance program (administered by
the RMA), to track the behavior of the booming organic market,
and to bring traditional USDA analysis of U.S. agriculture’s
profit and loss areas up to date.
NewFarm.org needs this data to help more
farmers make the transition to organic. The OPX is a key
component of FarmSelect™, our online calculator that
lets farmers compare returns on organic and conventional
You need the OPX because you need prosperous,
sustainable farms growing healthy food for your community.
The need is urgent: Plugging in fresh
prices every week is critical to documenting the dynamics
of the organic marketplace. A stronger data set means a
stronger, more accurate case for organics. Many people have
already asked us for data summaries of the two years we’ve
done so far.
We just can’t afford
a “data hole” that will lower the credibility
of organic market patterns.