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Juan S. Velez, M.V., M.S., DACT
Aurora Organic Dairy

The Organic Industry Today

Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture since 1990. The number of organic farmers in the United States has been increasing at a rate of more than 12% per year. Organic agriculture has grown from $78 million in 1980 to 13.8 Billion in 2005. See figure 1. This growth has caught the attention of some of the largest manufacturers and retailers in the country as can be seen in Figure 2.

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