California’s Organic Agriculture: Diverse and Growing

Goodhue, Rachael, Joji Muramoto, Daniel A. Sumner and Hanlin Wei

from ARE Update Vol. 25, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2021

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Abstract

California is the leading U.S. state in organic agriculture by value, as it is for conventional agriculture, and accounts for well over a third of national organic production. In 2016, California’s farm-level organic revenue reached over $3.1 billion, increasing to over $4.1 billion in 2019. Organic farm revenue was more than 8% of California farm revenue in 2019 and much more for some commodities, such as produce, where organic certification is more prevalent.

Keywords

Organic production, coastal agriculture, milk, strawberries, carrots, grapes, sweet potatoes

Citation

Goodhue, Rachael, Joji Muramoto, Daniel A. Sumner and Hanlin Wei. 2021. "California’s Organic Agriculture: Diverse and Growing." ARE Update 25(2). University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1640021835/20297/