Organic farming has become a $35 billion dollar industry in the United States. In the past 15 years, organic farming has gone from 2 million acres to 5.4 million acres. There is a rigorous process in order for a farmer to have the label “USDA Certified Organic.” Lydia Henshaw is with us today to discuss the process of certified organic and farmers. She is with the company of Sow Organic and has a product that helps to connect the communication of farmers with the certifying agencies.
She talks about how the organization of documents and the process. It takes three years to fully build a certified organic farm. She discusses how her products helps to make this an easier process for both farmers and certifying agents in order to help uphold the integrity of USDA’s certified organic label.