ASB Notice

NASS Delays 2014 Organic Survey Report

Issued August 26, 2015 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Sue King at (202) 690-8122 or sue.king@nass.usda.gov.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is delaying release of the 2014 Organic Survey report, originally scheduled for Monday, August 31 at Noon ET. More time is needed for data review and analysis to assure the highest quality data. A new release date will be announced on Tuesday, September 8.

When published, the 2014 Organic Survey report will provide valuable, detailed, objective information to help determine the scope and economic impact of organic production in the United States. The survey is a program of the Census of Agriculture and is a complete inventory of all known organic producers in the United States that are certified, exempt from certification, and those producers transitioning to organic production.

The survey gathered information about organic farming and ranching activities, including:

  • Production of field crops, vegetables, fruits, tree nuts, berries, livestock and poultry;
  • Production practices such as pest management, cover crops, crop rotation, rotational grazing, conservation tillage, water management and buffer zones;
  • Production expenses;
  • Marketing practices, including wholesale, retail and direct-to-consumer sales; and
  • Value-added production and processing.

To stay up-to-date on information about the Organic Survey, visit http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications//Organic_Survey/.

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