May 7th, 2015
Posted February 2015 by UW Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
The $35 billion U.S. organic industry continues to expand at a brisk pace, with 11.5 percent sales growth in 2012-13. Wisconsin is well positioned to tap into the growing market for organic dairy, livestock, produce and other foods. However, organic grain production is not keeping up with the growing demand for organic livestock feed and food ingredients. In 2012-13, the U.S. imported over $150 million worth of organic grain.
Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2015 Status Report provides data on organic production, markets and farmer demographics. This report also includes a special section on organic grain, including possible strategies to increase organic grain production in our state.