California's Organic Agriculture: Two Decades of Growth

Karen Klonsky

from ARE Update Vol. 17, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2013

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Abstract

Organic production in California grew from $75 million in farmgate sales in 1992 to over $1.5 billion in 2012. Three-fourths of sales in 2012 were from produce. However, livestock, poultry, milk, and egg sales grew at a faster rate. Growth in the number of acres and growers reflect these trends.

Keywords

Organic production statistics, organic farm sales, organic acreage

Citation

Karen Klonsky. "California's Organic Agriculture: Two Decades of Growth." ARE Update 17(2)(2013):8-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2013/17/2/californias-organic-agr/