National Organic Food Production Reaches $1 Billion

The USDA released its first report on organic fruits and vegetables. The report found that the U.S. accounted for 216,000 acres of organic produce in 2008, resulting in $1.19 billion in sales.
The Organic Production Survey used data from the Census Bureau to generate nation and state-level data as well as information on organic farm numbers and acreage, sales and production.
14,000 U.S. farms grew organic agriculture products in 2008. 3,948 of these grew vegetables while 3,279 grew non-berry fruits and tree nuts. Berries were grown on 1,596 farms.
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