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Sustainable Agriculture Practices in Pennsylvania: Determining Benchmarks & Indices for Success, Phase II

In 2014, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) launched a research project with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to gather information on the scope and practices of sustainable agriculture in Pennsylvania. This research initiative was mounted because there are no current statistics that fully encompass and accurately represent the sustainable agricultural community in Pennsylvania. Because of the paucity of reliable and current data, the scope and extent of the sustainable agricultural community and its influence on the environmental, social, and economic health of the Commonwealth is not well understood. This report draws upon data collected in 2014 and 2015 through an internet survey administered by PASA. PASA is well placed to lead this project. It serves as the nation’s largest statewide sustainable agriculture organization, with over 6,000 members. Two-thirds of its members are farmers. As a farmer-directed organization, it enjoys a high level of engagement from its farmer members.

In 2014, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) launched a research project with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to gather information on the scope and practices of sustainable agriculture in Pennsylvania.

This research initiative was mounted because there are no current statistics that fully encompass and accurately represent the sustainable agricultural community in Pennsylvania. Because of the paucity of reliable and current data, the scope and extent of the sustainable agricultural community and its influence on the environmental, social, and economic health of the Commonwealth is not well understood.

This report draws upon data collected in 2014 and 2015 through an internet survey administered by PASA. PASA is well placed to lead this project. It serves as the nation’s largest statewide sustainable agriculture organization, with over 6,000 members. Two-thirds of its members are farmers. As a farmer-directed organization, it enjoys a high level of engagement from its farmer members.

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