Uncle Sam wants to know more about who’s organic and who’s not

December 22, 2014 9:03pm

According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, total organic product sales by farms and ranches in the U.S. have continued to show substantial growth over the last few years, increasing by 83 percent since 2007.

But is it continuing and if so, at what pace?

To learn more about the trends of organic agriculture in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is launching the 2014 Organic Survey.

“The Organic Survey comes in direct response to the continued interest in organics among consumers, producers, businesses, and others,” says Vic Tolomeo, director of the NASS Pacific Regional Field Office. “This is an opportunity for organic producers to provide more detailed data to help provide the industry with a reliable source of information to use in justifying research projects and fund requests for the continued growth and sustainability of organic farming and ranching in the United States.”

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