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Survey: Organic Certification Increases Land Value

Silver Spring, MD—What is the impact of organic certification on land value? Mercaris, along with partners including Croatan Institute, Laird Norton Company, Merge Organics, Midwestern...
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USDA Releases Draft Version of Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has released a draft version of a proposed rule to strengthen organic enforcement. The...
Rows of young green soybeans against the setting sun with beautiful clouds. Soy bean fields in early summer season at sunset. (Rows of young green soybeans against the setting sun with beautiful clouds. Soy bean fields in early summer season at sunset

Mercaris Releases Spring Outlook, Plus Outlines COVID-19 Supply Chain Concerns

Silver Spring, MD—Organic soybeans will fetch higher prices this year, according to Mercaris’ spring outlook. Other findings: Organic corn and wheat are on a...

“Remarkable Year for Organic Production”: Mercaris Releases 2019 Acreage Report

Silver Spring, MD—U.S. farmers harvested nearly 3.3 million acres of certified organic field crops in 2019, driven by 14% more organic field crop operations,...

Organic Corn and Soy to See Decline in Crop Area, Report Suggests

Silver Spring, MD—Organic farmers in the U.S. Corn Belt are expecting a decrease in this year’s corn and soy harvest thanks to a tough...

2019 U.S. Organic Acreage Shows Major Gains

Silver Spring, MD—This year will see a record organic harvest, despite weather and trade challenges, according to Mercaris’ Annual Acreage Report. Farmers will harvest 3.1...