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ERS collected data from USDA-accredited State and private certification groups to calculate the extent of certified organic farmland acreage and livestock in the United States. These are presented in tables showing the change in U.S. organic acreage and livestock numbers from 1992 to 2011 (see the National tables section). Data for 1997 and 2000-11 are presented by State and commodity (see the State tables section).

Organic production tables are in .xls format. Each workbook contains multiple years of data in worksheets that are accessed through tabs. State-level tables cover the years 1997 and 2000-2011 (no data are available for 2009). National-level tables also include data from earlier years.

Errata: On October 24, 2013, table 3 was revised. The correct 2011 value for certified organic peanut acres was 5,066.

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National Tables    Back to top   
Table 1. List of USDA accredited organic certification programs Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 2. U.S. certified organic farmland acreage, livestock numbers, and farm operations Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 3. Certified organic and total U.S. acreage, selected crops and livestock, 1995-2011 Download as Excel       10/24/2013   
State-Level Tables    Back to top   
Table 4. Certified organic producers, pasture, and cropland. Number of certified operations, by State, 2000-11. Total acreage of certified organic pasture and cropland by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 5. Certified organic livestock. Data on cows, pigs, sheep, chickens and other poultry, by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 6. Certified organic grains. Acres of corn, wheat, oats, barley, sorghum, rice, spelt, millet, buckwheat, and rye by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 7. Certified organic beans. Acres of soybeans, dry beans, dry peas/lentils by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 8. Certified organic oilseeds. Acres of flax, sunflowers, and unclassified oilseeds by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 9. Certified organic hay and silage. Acres of alfalfa hay, haylage/silage, and other hay/pasture by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 10. Certified organic vegetables. Acres of tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, mixed vegetables, and unclassified vegetables by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 11. Certified organic fruit. Acres of tree nuts, citrus, apples, grapes, berries, and unclassified fruits by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 12. Certified organic herbs, nursery and greenhouse. Acres of herbs, cut flowers, mushrooms, and greenhouse/nursery by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   
Table 13. Certified organic acreage of other crops. Acres of cotton, peanuts, potatoes, green manure cover crops, trees for maple syrup, fallow, and unclassified by State, 1997 and 2000-11. Download as Excel       9/27/2013   

Last updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013

For more information contact: Catherine Greene

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