Becoming a Certified Organic Producer
Posted June 2007
The organic food market continues to expand in the United States, consistently growing at a rate of 15 to 21 percent per year and reaching nearly $17 billion in consumer sales in 2006. Organic products are increasingly present in traditional mainstream markets. This publication is designed to help farmers and processors understand the steps necessary to obtain organic certification and take advantage of this growing market.
Read the full report (pdf file)
Read an earlier edition of this report that was written specifically for fresh market growers (pdf file, published 9/03)