USDA Survey: Organic Produce Drives Sector Sales

Organic farming is now a $3.53 billion industry, according to the newly released 2011 Certified Organic Production Survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

And unlike conventional agricultural products, the survey found organic crops — in particular fruits and vegetables — account for the largest portion of organic sales.

“When you look at the crop side of the equation, vegetables are the lead commodity at $1.1 bil

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