Organic Agriculture

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Future Surveys

(updated August 2017)

NASS is preparing to conduct the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census of agriculture provides a comprehensive picture of U.S. agriculture over time, including select data on organic agriculture production.

Contact Information

For more information on NASS’s Organic Program contact Adam Cline at (202) 690-8818 or by email at

About the Organic Program

The organic surveys provide acreage, production, and sales data for a variety of organic crop and livestock commodities as well as organic marketing and agricultural practices. The first survey was initiated in 2008 to support an emerging organic industry. The 2008 and 2014 organic surveys were conducted as part of the census of agriculture as special studies. These data collection efforts surveyed all known certified, exempt, and transitioning organic operations in the U.S. The 2011, 2015, and 2016 certified organic surveys were conducted in cooperation with the USDA’s Risk Management Agency in an effort to expand the number and variety of premium price elections for certified organic crops. The survey in these years were restricted to only certified organic operations in the U.S.

Last Modified: 09/04/2018