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Apr 22, 2011

U.S. Organic Industry Releases Data - Sector Grew in 2010

On 22 April 2011, Brownfield Agricultural News for America reported on the release of the Organic Industry Survey by Organic Trade Association.  The report concluded that organic food sales grew 7.7 percent in 2010 to $28.6 billion.

Most of this growth was related to organic fruits and vegetables.  This category accounted for $10.6 billion in 2010, an increase of 11.8% from 2009.  This sector "represents 39.7 percent of total organic food value, and nearly 12 percent of all U.S. fruit and vegetable sales."

The second largest category is organic dairy, which grew 9% from 2009.  It has a value of "$3.9 billion, and captured nearly six percent of the total U.S. market for dairy products."

For more see: Meyer, Bob. "Organic food sales increased 7.7% last year," Brownfield Agricultural News for America, 22 April 2011.

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