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.
Featured Organic Statistics
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.
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.
Brady, M., E. Kirby, and D. Granatstein. WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS154E. April 2015.
A short summary of some key statistics about organic agriculture in the state, with data updated through 2013.
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.
Kirby, E., M. Brady, and D. Granatstein. WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS144E. 2014.
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).
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.
Miles, Matt. Current situation as of Jan. 1, 2014 and comparison of trends for this year’s crop versus last year. Powerpoint format.
Granatstein, D. and E. Kirby. Current statistics on acreage trends, varieties, shipments, prices, and exports. Powerpoint format.
The most current data on Washington State organic tree fruit acres, varieties, prices, and exports. Powerpoint format.
A summary of the 2012 organic crop acres, livestock numbers and organic farm gate sales in the state. Includes multi-year graphs of selected crops. Powerpoint format.
Detailed tables showing specific crop acreages from 2005-2012, farm numbers and organic acres by county, and organic farm gate sales by county (through 2011).
Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. 2012. WSU Extension FS082E. This is the second volume summarizing organic land and value in the state, containing data from 2004 to 2011.
Kirby, E. and D. Granatstein. 2012. EM046E, Washington State University Extension.
Additional Organic Statistics
Powerpoint presentation on certified crop, livestock, and farmgate sales trends.
PowerPoint presentation on certified crop and livestock trends.
(Revised Feb. 7, 2012)
February 2009. A comprehensive report (PDF) on organic crop production in the state, including acreage totals by crop and county, farmgate sales by county, and results from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.
Distribution of organic farms and acreage, by county.
Apples, pears, soft fruit. Variety detail. Multi-year trends.
March 2007. A comprehensive report (PDF) on acreage trends and prices for Washington organic apples, pears, and cherries, as well as some national and global data.
Organic farms and acreage, handlers, processors, farmgate sales.
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