Sales from organic farms up 72%: USDA

Sales from organic farms up 72%: USDA

Organic farms sold $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014, an increase of 72% from 2008, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s 2014 Organic Survey.

The fastest growing category was livestock and poultry, which saw sales increase 108% to $700 million in 2014. The category includes broiler chickens, milk cows, turkeys, beef cows and other cattle.

Sales of crops grew 69% to $3.3 billion, while sales of livestock and poultry products, such as mil

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