Organic Farming

Data show consumer demand for certified organic foods continues to increase. The sale of organic products in the U.S. has grown more than 30% since 2016, and the number of organic producers is up almost 40%.

With the organic market growing steadily, you may be interested to learn more about organic certification and organic production options.

These resources offer guidance in preparing for certification, and in production methods for a range of organic crops and livestock. Many of these practical resources were developed in response to producer questions, and they deal with issues related to specific products, as well as production methods, marketing, and organic certification requirements.

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ATTRA’s Organic Farming Resources

Harlequin stink bug egg masses, first instar hatchlings and 4th instar nymphs.
Entomologist Brad Higbee explains the benefits of areawide insect pest suppression to Jerry Wattman, manager of this apple orchard near West Parker Heights, Washington.
cow eating turnip
Organic vegetables
A cow and calf grazing on a summer cover crop of pearl millet.
Cereal rye cover crop
View of contour buffer strips on farm land in the United States, a conservation practice to reduce erosion and water pollution.NRCS
A farmer and his child walk through a wheat field
No Chemicals Sign and Man Walking
Arkansas Black apples