USA is letting farmers charge more money for food that’s ‘transitioning to organic’

January 25, 2017 0 Comments

The USDepartment of Agriculture on Wednesday took a step toward increasing the production of organic foods which has not kept pace with demand by launching a program to certify farmland that growers are in the process of switching to organic.

Obtaining certification under the program will allow farmers to sell products raised in accordance with organic guidelines for higher prices than conventionally-grown goods, according to the Organic Trade Association, an industry group. That should help growers cover the extra costs associated with transitioning to organic farming, the group said.