Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture established national standards for organic production and processing in 2002, the organic industry has enjoyed a trend of double-digit growth.
Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership, discussed this trend in a recent article published on FoodManufacturing.com.
“There were 24,650 certified organic farming operations in the United States at the end of 2016, representing a 13 percent increase from the prior year,” said Johnson in the article. “This recent 13 percent increase — the largest growth rate since 2008 — reflects the steady increase in the number of consumers demanding organic food and beverage options.”
He goes on to highlight five selection criteria used by businesses striving to enter the organic industry, which include consumer demand, price premium and increased revenue among others.
You can read Steve’s full article here. And you can learn more about Missouri’s food solution strengths here and why Missouri is called North America’s Logistics Center here.