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Certified Organic Handlers/Processors—Your Input Is Needed on Economic Issues

by Sarah Reed |

We are seeking certified organic handlers to take part in a national study by completing a survey by New York University (NYU) and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The survey has several intended benefits for the organic industry, including identification of

  • barriers to and direction of industry growth;
  • different procurement methods, including contracting, that may reduce handler costs; and
  • supply chain challenges, such as shortages of specific ingredients.

NCAT and NYU also want to hear about challenges pertaining to your business. This nationwide study was funded by the USDA through the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).

Those responding will have the opportunity to enter a lottery for a $50 Visa gift card (10 will be awarded). The online survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be found at