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AnnouncementMarch 28, 2013


The National Organic Program (NOP) has posted the eleventh blog in the Organic 101 series: Almost 25,000 Certified Operations at Your Fingertips.


Also, check out the recent article on the growth of the U.S. organic export industry.  

Organic 101: 2012 Certified Operations 


As of the end of 2012, 17,750 organic farms and processing facilities in the United States were certified to the USDA organic standards. Worldwide, there are now approximately 25,000 certified organic operators in more than 100 countries.


The certified operations list allows buyers and sellers and the public to identify and connect with organic stakeholders across the supply chain. This list provides information such as operation name and location, the scope of organic certification (crops, livestock, wild crops, handling), the operation's certifier, and a listing of products.


Organic 101: Almost 25,000 Certified Operations at Your Fingertips 


Access list of certified organic operations 


Fact Sheet: 2012 List of Certified Operations 

The Organic 101 series explores different aspects of the USDA organic regulations. 
U.S. Organic Exports Grow in 2012 


The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released an article highlighting the growth of the U.S. organic export industry in 2012.


Exports of "selected" organic products expanded to nearly $450 million in 2012, with apples accounting for virtually all of the growth. Canada and Mexico remain top markets for the vast majority of the selected organic trade, although exports to the European Union (EU) could expand following the recently implemented Organic Equivalence Arrangement. U.S. imports plunged on weaker demand for organic coffee.


Organics: World Markets and Trade   


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