The Vegetable Technology Gap

Did you know that just 3 % of U.S. cropland is dedicated to growing fruit and vegetable crops? These “specialty crops,” the focus of our organic efforts, are just a sliver of the country’s production yet they generate a quarter of U.S. crop value. However, from 2008-2012, fruits and vegetables received less than half of 1% of crop subsidies, and currently a mere $400 million of $3 billion in agricultural research dollars from the USDA. This article from Politico tells us why more funding is so important.