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Report — California organic commodities continue expansion

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently released the California Agricultural Organic Report 2019-2020.

Publication highlights:

  • California accounts for 40 percent of all organic production in the U.S.
  • Between 2014 and 2019, organic production increased 44%
  • In 2019, sales of organic products in California totaled more than $10.4 billion, an increase of 3.5% from 2018
  • California land for organic production in 2019 included 2,590,328 acres
  • Operation types registered with CDFA’s State Organic Program in 2019 were 5,452 producers, 1,295 handlers and 216 processors

Read the California Agricultural Organic Report 2019-2020 for more information. Visit the California State Organic Program (SOP) Reports webpage for this and past organic publications and reports

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