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Organic Tree Fruit Trends 2010

PowerPoint presentation.

First National Survey of Organic Agriculture Production Released – April 2010

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

The New Farm

an on-line magazine from Rodale Press

Has the Organic Bubble Burst? Current Trends in Organic Tree Fruit Production

Forthcoming article in Washington State Horticulture Association 2010 Annual Meeting Proceedings. Presented on Dec. 8, 2010, Yakima, WA, USA. Granatstein, D. & E. Kirby.

Oregon Organic Statistics for 2009

Tables of organic cropland acres, county distribution, livestock, and farm gate sales.

Organic Produce Terminal Market Prices

A custom-generated report in Excel compiles weekly market prices for organic fruit and vegetables over a one year time period (week ending 6/13/09 to week ending 6/12/2010) for terminal produce markets in 13 US cities. The report includes all organic fruit and vegetable commodities (including some fresh herbs, but excluding ornamentals) and was generated using the interactive USDA-AMS Fruit and Vegetable Market News Portal. To access the portal go to http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/fv . Here you can find weekly National Fruit and Vegetable Organic Summary reports on pricing and movement or generate custom reports by commodity and/or terminal.

Certified Organic Production

The Experiences and Perspectives of Idaho Farmers. May 2010. A report on a 2009 statwide survey of organic producers by Dr. Jessic Goldberger, WSU Crop and Soil Sciences, Pullman, WA.

Growing Groceries, Food Not Lawns, Eat Your Yard: Building Community, Ecological, and Personal Well-being One Garden at a Time – March 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Farm Succession Planning – May 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Preliminary data tree fruit on organic acres in Washington State

Trends in Washington State Organic Agriculture

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS001E. 2009. This fact sheet summarizes 2008 certification data gathered for organic agriculture in Washington, including acreages and sales for forage, vegetables, and tree fruit. Color graphs illustrate a general growth in numbers since 2004.

Summer Squash: Is Mini-Squash Worth the Effort? – May 2009

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

2009 Organic Agriculture in Washington State

PowerPoint presentation on certified crop and livestock trends.

2009 organic acreage tables for specific crops certified in Washington State (2004-2009)

2009 Organic tree fruit trends in Washington State.

PowerPoint presentation summarizing most recent and historical data on organic tree fruit in the state.

Oregon Statistics 2009

Powerpoint file of 2009 Oregon organic sector statistics

Gender and Certified Organic Production in Washington State

Goldberger, J. 2008. Poster. Today, women make up a growing proportion of principle farm operators, especially in “alternative” agriculture. Understanding the experiences and perspectives of female and male farmers will help land-grant universities and other service providers better serve the needs of all organic producers.

The Experiences and Perspectives of Washington’s Certified Organic Producers: Results from a Statewide Survey – December 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Oregon Organic Crop Acres and Farm Numbers – 2008

The most recent data for Oregon in a PDF format.

Organic and Beyond: Consumer Demand Growing for Differentiated Farm Products – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

International Exchange: Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, & Natural Resource Management – Winter 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Diversifying the Family Farm – Spring 2008

Article in Sustaining the Pacific Northwest Newsletter

Current Status of Global Organic Temperate Fruit

Presentation given at the International Organic Fruit Conference in Vignola, Italy, June 19-17, 2008. Co-sponsored by ISHS and IFOAM. The presentation covers consumer market trends, fruit production trends, and economics. The conference included over 40 presentations on plant protection, plant nutrition and soils, post harvest, and economics. These will be published in Acta Horticulturae in the next year.

Demonstration Improvements and Educational Aids for the Aeschliman Learning Site

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

Analysis of Local Food Distribution of a BIOAg Producer Group

Poster presentation – BIOAg Research Symposium 2008.

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