Now is the time to grow organic. According to a new report released by the USDA, the demand for organically produced food continues to outpace supply. Organic food sales have increased more than five-fold since the late 1990s, while organic production has slightly more than doubled in that time.
Organic food accounted for three percent of total U.S. food sales in 2008. Organic produce and dairy products were popular items, accounting for over half of total organic sales. Organic grain also remains in particularly high demand, representing a major bottleneck for use as feed in the organic livestock sector.