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Is it possible to find out how many certified organic operations are in my state?
The USDA maintains a national list of certified organic operations under the Organic Integrity Database . You can search by state, products, and many other parameters. This is the only list that has certified farms all in one place. Every certification agency also has a list of their certified operations on their website, but since multiple certifiers operate in many areas of the country, it is difficult to determine the total number of certified operations in a state by searching these lists.
The USDA ERS also maintains a useful webpage with links to national and state organic production information. Organic Production Table .
You can find a lot of information about organic production, including state and county data, from the Farm Census .
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture also has a good webpage dedicated to organic agriculture in that state.
Posted: Sep 2016
Answer By: Joe Pedretti