Breaking New Ground: Farmer Perspectives on Organic Transition

Despite increasing consumer demand for organic food and farm products and double-digit annual sales growth, U.S. organic production is currently flat and unable to meet demand.

“Breaking New Ground,” a report from the OSU Center for Small Farms and Oregon Tilth, Inc., presents findings from a national survey of farmers about their experiences with organic transition, exploring motivations, obstacles, and desired resources and support related to the transition process.

Our report also highlights key recommendations for organizations and agencies that can provide support in crop research, infrastructure and market development as well as shaping public policy to support transition to organic production.