Organic farming in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on the organic farming in the U.S.

This dossier provides statistical information about the organic farming in the United States. Organic farming is an alternative agricultural method that relates to environmentally, economically and socially sound production of food and non food commodities. Organic farming continues to expand in the United States in response to many health, social and environmental concerns of conventional agriculture.

Table of contents

  • 1. Global overview
    • Area of organic farming worldwide 2000-2017

    • Organic agricultural land share in 2017, by region

    • Organic agricultural land: leading countries worldwide 2017

    • Organic agricultural land area share worldwide in 2017, by country

    • Increase in organic farmland worldwide 2017, by country

    • Leading 10 global organic food producing countries 2017, by number of producers

    • Organic food market: leading countries 2017, based on sales

  • 2. Land
    • Organic land area share as a share of total farming land in North America 2013-2017

    • North America: organic agricultural land area 2000-2017

    • Organic farmlad growth in North America 2007-2017

    • U.S. certified organic farming land 2014-2016

    • Organic farming in the U.S.: operated certified land 2016, by ownership

    • Certified organic farming land in the U.S. 2016, by type

  • 3. Farms
    • Organic farming in the U.S.: number of certified farms 2014-2016

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

    • Organic farming in the U.S: number of certified farms 2016, by state

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

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

    • Organic farming in the U.S.: average certification costs per farm 2008/2015

  • 4. Production
    • U.S. area harvested of certified organic commodities 2016, by category

    • U.S. Protection Harvested: area of certified organic commodities 2015, by category

    • U.S. harvested area of organic field crops 2014-2016

    • U.S. harvested area of organic fruits, nuts and berries 2014-2016

  • 5. Sales
    • Organic food sales in the U.S. from 2005-2017

    • Growth of organic food and non-food sales in the U.S. 2008-2017

    • Certified organic commodities sold by U.S. farms 2014-2016

    • Major certified organic commodities sold by U.S. farms 2014-2016, by category

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