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USDA Releases Statistics on Organic Operations


USDA announced that there are now 27,494 certified organic farms and other operations in the U.S. as of the end of 2018 an increase of 3.9 percent over the previous year.  In addition to domestic certification there are 15,500 international operations.  It is questioned how all these farms, packing plants and food manufacturers, especially overseas, can be audited to ensure compliance with the National Organic Program which administers the USDA organic seal.