Organic Agriculture in Texas

Type
Publication
Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Sales of Texas agricultural organic products had a dramatic increase (by more than 113 percent) over recent years, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Data from the 2019 Organic Survey reveal that state sales of organic vegetables, fruits, field crops, and livestock increased from $199 million in 2014 (sales from certified and exempt farms) to $424 million in 2019. Additionally, Texas organic acreage increased by 97 percent from 2014 to 246,307 organic certified acres in 2019. A total of 233 certified organic farms were reported in the state-31 percent more than in 2014. The data used in this report were collected in 2008, 2014, and 2019 by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA NASS). The report concentrates on production and market trends in certified organic agriculture. (8 Pages).

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