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Reasons Why Getting USDA Organic Certification Is Really Difficult

As the only government-administered label that addresses farming practices, the organic emblem is most important. There is no other badge that carries as much weight. USDA certified organic-food sales topped $43 billion in 2016 with the emphasis on "USDA certified." Ask around at your local farmers market and you're likely to run into a few "all-but-certified" farms (for which there are no statistics). The reason? Organic certification is incredibly difficult.  Read more...
 
 

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