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Growing number of organic operators in the USA

As of the end of 2011, 17,673 organic farms and processing facilities in the United States were certified to the USDA organic standards.

As the figure below shows, that’s 478 more operators than at the end of 2010, and a 240% increase since NOP’s tracking began in 2002. Worldwide, there are now 28,779 certified organic operators across 133 countries (excluding farmers). An updated list of certified organic operators is now available.

It gives individual categories like the relevant inspection organization and the registered product range.The US State with the most organic operators is California (almost 4,000). It is followed by Washington, Wisconsin and New York, with over 1000 operators in each of these states.



2012.03.27            by Kai Kreuzer

Tags:   organic , current situation 

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