Why is the Organic Production Survey important?
This survey provides certified organic producers an opportunity to showcase their contributions to U.S. agriculture and help ensure the continued growth and sustainability of organic farming in the United States. From the 2008 Organic Production Survey, NASS reported the average production expenditures are higher for organic farms ($171,978) than for all farms nationwide ($109,359). Knowing the disparity in cost of production, this new information will help the USDA re-evaluate Federal crop insurance programs to ensure USDA certified organic producers receive equitable insurance rates and programs for the food and fiber they produce.
Last modified: 11/02/11