The U.S. Department of Agriculture has only been taking a full census of organic farming since 2008. Between 2008 and 2014, Ohio’s organic farmers have doubled their sales and added 12,000 acres to the state’s 500 organic farms, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
To put those numbers in perspective, Ohio has 75,000 farms that span over 10 million acres and bring in $10 billion per year.
The organic market poses numerous opportunities for farmers as demand increases. The Buckeye State’s organic farmers produce a wide range of produce and products, from tomatoes and peppers to fresh cut flowers and sheep.
More about organic farming:
- Organic strawberries are often profitable, but risky
- Organic sales post an increase
- Ohio’s organic farming operations are largely halted by weather
- New crop production guide aimed at helping farmers tap organic markets
STAY INFORMED. SIGN UP!
Up-to-date agriculture news in your inbox!