State of Science :: Commentaries
TOC-OFRF Organic Speciality Crop Production Research Priority Suggestions
Author(s): Dr. Charles Benbrook
The Organic Center
Policy Program Director
Organic Farming Research Foundation
The Organic Center and the Organic Farming Research Foundation presented a joint statement on August 29, 2007 to a "Listening Session" sponsored by USDA's "National Agricultural Research, Education, Extension and Economics Advisory Board," during a meeting in Modesto, California.
Five priority areas of long-term research focusing on organic speciality crop production systems, food quality, and food safety were described. The three-page statement is accessible below in a pdf format.