On Thursday, NASS released the results of the 2021 Organic Survey.  The survey shows total sales of $11.2 billion in organic products, an increase of $1.28 billion, or 13%, from 2019.  There were 17,445 certified organic farms nationwide, a 5% increase from 2019.


California continued to lead the nation in certified organic sales with $3.55 billion, which is 32% of the U.S. total.  Washington with $1.1 billion in sales comes in 2nd nationwide.  Pennsylvania, Texas, and Oregon, round out the top five states for value of organic sales.  Oregon reported $386 million in sales in 2019.


When it comes to the number of acres dedicated to organic production; California tops the list, followed by New York, Montana, Wisconsin, Texas, with Oregon coming in at #6 and Idaho in at #7.


Marketing practices in the certified organic farming sector showed that $2.02 billion in organic products were sold directly to retail markets, institutions, and local/regional food hubs.  Another $310 million in organic products were sold directly to consumers.  The value of processed or value-added products such as jam, wine, cheese, and meat, accounted for $707 million.


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