The USDA National Organic Program announced their “National Organic Seed Survey,” held every five years. The USDA seeks feedback on certified crop producers’ perceptions on organic seed and their current seed usage. Certified organic crop producers are encouraged to take the survey. Responses are confidential; no data will be identified with an individual or farm. The data will be analyzed and released in the next State of Organic Seed report in 2015. This report will capture successes, obstacles, opportunities and risks in organic seed systems and will offer detailed recommendations. The online survey deadline is October 3, 2014. Send questions to Jared Zystro at the Organic Seed Alliance.
The National Organic Seed Survey is being conducted by the Organic Seed Alliance, a national non-profit organization that supports the growing organic seed movement.