Organic food could prove to be a major boost to a local agriculture industry in California, where drought-hit farmers are struggling to make a living.
Organic food is often cheaper than conventional food, but farmers and food processors need to buy a few ingredients to create a dish, or more than a dozen ingredients to grow the crop.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service says organic foods require fewer pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
“The idea that organic food has fewer ingredients is really the antithesis of the concept of ‘organic,’ ” said Paul Meehl, chief marketing officer for the U.C. Davis Agricultural Experiment Station.
Meeldricks says organic food is becoming increasingly popular among farmers. “
You want to get the most out of organic foods and you want to maximize the nutritional value, but there’s also a lot that’s just a myth that’s perpetuated about organic food.”
Meeldricks says organic food is becoming increasingly popular among farmers.
The most popular way to grow vegetables is with soil-grown seeds. “
Now, you’ve got a lot more choices in terms of what you can use.
The cost of organic food, on the other hand, has gone down.” “
In some areas, the yield of organic crops has gone up a lot.
The cost of organic food, on the other hand, has gone down.”
The USDA has not released a specific estimate for organic food sales in California.
“If we were to start using this as a measure, I think it would be a big boost,” Meehals said.
Meehler said the market is not yet fully saturated.
“We’ve seen a few farmers who have taken to organic farming, but the numbers are still very limited,” he said.
“When we look at the food supply and we think about what’s happening to the environment, then we’re going to be seeing a lot greater demand for organic.”
The drought has also impacted some farmers, especially those in the western part of the state, where the number of farms is larger.
The drought-stricken farmers in Kern County, for example, are struggling.
They say they can’t keep up with the demand.
“At this point, we are seeing a steady decrease in demand,” said Matt Gurney, who works with the Kern County Water Authority and has a family farm.
Meeshals also said that in the coming weeks, farmers will be looking to their organic food to provide them with a boost in cash flow. “
So, I’m a little bit concerned because it’s going to affect some farmers.”
Meeshals also said that in the coming weeks, farmers will be looking to their organic food to provide them with a boost in cash flow.
“That is going to provide a bit of a cushion for a bit, and a lot will depend on what happens to the drought,” he added.
The USDA says organic crops can provide nutritional value by providing nutrients that can enhance growth, health and immune function, and by enhancing plant growth and function.
They also can help to reduce pesticide use.
But organic food requires less pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides, and the USDA says many organic foods are also less expensive.
The agency says organic farming practices can also help produce better quality products.
“While organic food does require fewer chemicals, herbicide use, and pesticide applications, organic food can also have fewer nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and carbohydrates,” the USDA said in a statement.
“Consumers who have access to organic foods can be more confident about choosing organic food when it comes to purchasing and processing products, and can also purchase organic products online, without having to go through a chain of retailers.”
Organic food also offers farmers a competitive advantage, Meehs says.
Organic farmers can do a better job in producing higher yields.” “
And you can get a lot faster results with organic food.
Organic farmers can do a better job in producing higher yields.”
Organic agriculture is a trend in California’s agricultural landscape that’s taking hold.
The agricultural industry has experienced a rapid growth in the last two decades, and is now the third-largest in the country behind the dairy and meat industries, according to a recent study from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
California has also seen the growth of organic farming.
About 30,000 farms now operate, compared with just 4,000 years ago, according the study.
“California’s organic food economy is growing at an incredible pace,” said Robert D’Arcy, executive director of the California Organic Trade Association.
A recent report from the USDA found that in 2018, organic farmers grew an estimated 9 million pounds”
This is a major shift in our agricultural landscape, as well as a trend that’s coming in California and around the country.”
A recent report from the USDA found that in 2018, organic farmers grew an estimated 9 million pounds