Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic and Conventional Production Systems

@inproceedings{Klonsky2011ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic and Conventional Production Systems},
  author={Karen M. Klonsky},
  year={2011}
}
The USDA established the National Organic Program (NOP) to develop national standards for organically produced agricultural products and establish an organic certification program as required by the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) passed by Congress in 1990. Organic crop production excludes conventional pesticides, petroleum – based fertilizers, and sewage sludge based fertilizers with some notable exceptions. OFPA also required the establishment of the “National List of Allowed and… CONTINUE READING

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