USDA Reports Growth in Number of Certified Organic Operations
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USDA has released the annual count of certified organic operations calculated from the USDA National Organic Program’s Organic Integrity Database. The number of certified organic operations worldwide grew to 45,578 in 2020 with 28,454—more than 62%—located in the United States. California remains the leader domestically with more than 5,000 certified operations. The Great Lakes Region, Pacific Northwest, and Iowa continue to round out the top 10.