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Proceedings: Organic tree fruit production, promise, and pitfalls
Organic food sales in the U.S. and other countries continue to grow at an estimated 20 to 25% per year. This has occurred for the past 10 years and shows no sign of abating (Fig. 1). The Organic Trade Association estimates ...
Proceedings: Current status of organic research and education in Washington and Oregon
Organic farming has grown rapidly in Washington and Oregon over the past 15 years. Certified organic acreage in Washington alone increased 8-fold between 1993 and 2002. Yet the approximately 57,000 certified acres in the ...
Report: A brief look at the Washington apple industry: past and present
This paper summarizes the history of the apple industry in Washington state from the 19th century to the early 21st with consideration of findings by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Proceedings: Recent trends in organic tree fruit production, Washington State, 2011
These slides, presented in cooperation between the WSU-Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Program, document trends in U.S. organic fruit sales ...