Organic Farms Growing, Majority in U.S
USDA recently released the annual count of certified organic operations calculated from the USDA National Organic Program Organic INTEGRITY Database.
Worldwide, certified organic operations grew to 45,578 in 2020. More than 62% or 28,454 are located in the United States. California remains No. 1 domestically, with more than 5,000 certified operations. The Great Lakes Region, Pacific
Northwest and Iowa round out the top 10.
The federal organic regulations currently require certifiers to annually submit a set of basic facts regarding all certified operations to the Organic Integrity Database. The database also includes many optional fields, such as acreage, that can aid in oversight and enforcement.