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Organic Statistics

CSANR has been compiling statistics to characterize the organic agriculture sector in Washington State. Data are primarily drawn from the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) Organic Food Program and Oregon Tilth Certified Organic, who certify over 95% of the operations in the state. The organic tree fruit trends reports have solicited information from other US certifiers as well as those in other countries. Currently, the National Agricultural Statistics Service does not regularly collect separate information regarding organic farms.
 
For additional resources on the Washington organic sector, visit the Organic Statistics page of the WSU Organic Agriculture website.

 

Featured Publications

Current Status of Certified Organic Agriculture in Washington State: 2017

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. Details on the Washington organic tree fruit sector, as well as some national and international data. Includes information on markets, production area, production volume, prices, and exports. Powerpoint format.

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2016

Kirby E. and D. Granatstein. A summary of the Washington organic sector in 2016, including certified and transition crop acres, dairy numbers, and organic farm gate sales. Additional data on national and global trends are included as well as a summary of key findings for Washington from the 2015 USDA Organic Producer Survey. Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops, dairy, and sales.  Powerpoint format.

Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit: Washington State 2016

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein.  Current statistics on organic tree fruit acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, exports, and markets. Includes some global area data and national area and production data. Annotated Powerpoint format.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2008-2016

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2008-2016, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county. Numbers of organic dairies and dairy cows are also included.

Snapshot of organic farming 2016

D. Granatstein and E. Kirby. This article provides a review of key data on the Washington organic sector in 2015 and some preliminary data for 2016.  From Tilth Producers Quarterly, January 2017.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2007-2015

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. WSU Extension TB43E. July 2017. 15 pp.  Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2007-2015, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county. Numbers of organic dairies and dairy cows are also included.

Global situation for organic tree fruits

David Granatstein, Elizabeth Kirby, Harold Ostenson, Helga Willer. 2016. Scientia Hort. 208:3-12. Review of area, yields, and economics.

Trends and Economics of Washington State Organic Vegetable Production

D. Granatstein, E. Kirby, and M. Brady. WSU Extension Fact Sheet EM097E. Sept. 2015. 29 pages. Contains details on area, value, yields, prices, and revenue per acre for organic sweet corn, green peas, snap beans, potatoes, onions, and carrot. Includes distributions of yields and prices, references on production costs, and break-even tables. Based on data from 2009-2012.

Trends and Economics of Washington State Organic Blueberry Production

Brady, M., E. Kirby, and D. Granatstein.  WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS154E. April 2015.

 

Additional Publications

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2015

Kirby E. and D. Granatstein. A summary of the Washington organic sector in 2015, including certified and transition crop acres, dairy numbers, and organic farm gate sales. Additional data on national and global trends are included as well as a summary of key findings for Washington from the 2014 USDA Organic Producer Survey. Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops, dairy, and sales.  Powerpoint format.

Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit: Washington State 2015

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein.  Current statistics on organic tree fruit acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, and exports. Includes some global area data and national area and production data. Annotated Powerpoint format.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2006-2014

Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2006-2014, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county (through 2013). Numbers of organic dairies and dairy cows are also included.

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2014

Kirby E. and D. Granatstein. A summary of the 2014 organic crop acres, livestock numbers and organic farm gate sales in the state, as well as some data on global trends.  Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops, dairy, and sales.  Powerpoint format.

Washington Organic Agriculture at a Glance

A short summary of some key statistics about organic agriculture in the state, with data updated through 2013.

Recent Trends in Certified Organic Tree Fruit: Washington State 2014

Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein.  Current statistics on organic tree fruit acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, and exports. Includes global area data as well as cost of production data for Washington. Annotated Powerpoint format.

Trends in Washington State Organic Berry Production, Acreage, and Crop Value

Kirby, E., M. Brady, and D. Granatstein.  WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS144E. 2014.

Certified organic acreage and sales in Washington State: 2013

Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2006-2013, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county (through 2012).

Current status of certified organic agriculture in Washington State: 2013

A summary of the 2013 organic crop acres, livestock numbers and organic farm gate sales in the state.  Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops. Powerpoint format.

Organic Apple Market Update

Miles, Matt. Current situation as of Jan. 1, 2014 and comparison of trends for this year’s crop versus last year.  Powerpoint format.

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