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NYS in Top 10 States for Organic Sales
New York Ag Connection - 10/23/2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2019 Certified Organic Survey, which show that 16,585 certified organic farms in the United States sold a total of $9.9 billion in organic products in 2019, up 31.4 percent from $7.6 billion in 2016. Pennsylvania and New York ranked in the top 10 in organic sales.

California continued to lead the nation in certified organic sales with $3.60 billion, which is 36% of the U.S. total and four times that of any other state. It also led all states with 3,012 certified farms and 965,257 certified acres. Washington ($886 million), Pennsylvania ($742 million), Oregon ($454 million), and Texas ($424 million), round out the top five states for value of organic sales.

New York shows that 1,321 certified organic farms sold a total of $298 million in organic products in 2019, up 38 percent from $216 million in 2016.

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