There's a Record Number of Organic Producers in the U.S., USDA Says

April 15, 2015 8:13 PM

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There's a Record Number of Organic Producers in the U.S., USDA Says

There are nearly 20,000 certified organic operations in the U.S., which is a new record, officials announced on Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) counted 19,474 organic farms, ranches and processing facilities, up more than 5% from last year and 250% from 2002, when officials began tracking certified organic producers. Worldwide, there are more than 27,800 organic producers.

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