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These 10 States Grow the Nation’s Organic Food

24/7 Wall St: “…The USDA reported in 2011 that 9,140 farms, comprising 3.65 million acres of U.S. farmland, were managed as certified organic, with about 55% (2.03 million acres) as cropland and the rest for pasture and ranchland. By 2016, certified organic acreage on 14,217 organic farms had increased to 5.02 million acres, of which 54% (2.70 million acres) was cropland and 46% (2.30 million acres) was pasture and ranchland. Between 2011 and 2016, sales of certified organic products more than doubled, from $3.53 billion to $7.55 billion. The value of organic agricultural crops rose from $2.22 billion in 2011 to $4.19 billion in 2016. Certified organic farmland comprises less than 1% of all U.S. farmland. In Vermont, however, 11% of the state’s farmland is certified organic, and California, Maine and New York all have more than 4% of the state’s total devoted to organic farming…”

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