Entry and exit in California's organic farming sector

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In California, organic acreage increased by 60% and sales of organic commodities increased by 110% between 1992 and 1997. The rate of growth in the organic industry does not reveal the dynamic nature of California's organic agriculture. In this chapter, we explore the characteristics of farmers entering and exiting the organic market in California. In so doing, our analysis provides insight into the impact of policy and growth on the future composition of the organic industry. © 2002.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Klonsky, K; Smith, MD

Published Date

  • December 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 /

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 165

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1569-3740

Citation Source

  • Scopus