Organic farming in the U.S.: number of operated certified farms 2016, by ownership

The statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 2016 among certified organic U.S. farms and ranches. The results indicate that about 6.09 thousand certified organic farms operated in the U.S. rented land from others in 2016.

Number of operated certified organic farms in the United States in 2016, by ownership

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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

15,806*

Special properties

All U.S. farms and ranches certified for meeting the standards of the National Organic Program (NOP) administered by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)**

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

The survey does not provide any information about the age of respondents.
* The sample count displays the number of records from the mail list that had certified organic production in 2016 or whose operational status was unknown. The mail list included 18,418 operations that met the criteria and the response rate for the U.S. was 60% (n=15,806)
** Only operations certified by an AMS approved agent were included in the 2016 survey.

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