USDA-certified organic sales exceeded $3.5 billion in 2011
WILLMAR -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2011 Certified Organic Production Survey, USDA-certified organic growers in the United States sold more than $3.5 billion worth of organically grown agricultural commodities in 2011.
The survey found that crops accounted for 63 percent of the total organic sales in 2011. Receipts from livestock and poultry products represented 30 percent, with livestock and poultry inventory accounting for the remaining 7 percent.
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