Federal funding of organic research grants has grown since 2001

Bar chart showing grant payments, in millions of dollars, to the Organic Agricultural Research and Extension Initiative and the Organic Transitions Program from 2001 to 2023 and forecast through 2027.

Price premiums, along with consumer demand, have driven an expansion in U.S. organic production. As a result, total certified organic U.S. acreage increased to 4.9 million in 2021, up from 1.8 million in 2000.

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