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 Organic Statistics

  • 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 OstensonHelga 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.

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