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October 27, 2020January 28, 2021 FLORENCE, SC – The organic industry is the fastest growing agricultural segment in the United States, but low soil organic carbon, low soil fertility and poor soil structure are preventing Carolina farmers South to reap the benefits of this market. Rongzhong Ye, an assistant professor at Clemson’s Pee Dee REC, …

While still a small sector of U.S. agriculture, organic farming is booming, the USDA reported Thursday. Sales totaled $9.9 billion in 2019, a 31% increase in three years, and 29% of organic farmers say they plan to increase production. There are more farms and more land in organic production – 16,585 farms and 5.5 million …