“Organic food sales more than quadrupled from $6.1 billion to nearly $27 billion”

Vermont has been a leader in organic farming for decades, but until recently organic food sales have been regional and closely focused on neighboring consumers. With a growing demand for organic produce, the United States and European Union signed an agreement that would recognize certified US organic produce in the EU and vice versa. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan, whose support for organic farming started in Vermont, writes about this new agreement.


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