California Leads the Nation in Organic Farming

Any guesses as to what percentage of U.S. farmland is certified as organic?  According to this Wall Street Journal article there are now 4.1 million acres devoted to the practice.   This generates $3.16 billion in sales, and California accounts for over 1/3 of this production.

While this may sound like a lot, it’s really only a drop in the bucket.  There are 922 million acres of farmland in the nation, so organics account for considerably less than 1% of this total.  We Californians may have a better selection of organic products than most, but there’s still a long ways to go.


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