A new report from EWG, Growing Organic: Expanding Opportunities for U.S. Farmers by Supporting Organic Transition, shows how Congress could reform existing programs to help growers transition away from farming that relies on chemical pesticides and expand the acreage dedicated to organic agriculture. Double-digit growth nearly every year makes the organic sector one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry, but the gap between supply and demand means many American organic food companies have to rely on foreign suppliers. EWG's report details how Congress can play a role in better positioning American farmers to meet the demand for organics by increasing the number of organic farms and the amount of organic acreage. EWG recommends reforming CSP, EQIP, and CRP to better support organic transition.
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