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Research Project: Integrated Approach to Manage the Pest Complex on Temperate Tree Fruits

Location: Temperate Tree Fruit and Vegetable Research

Title: Status of organic fruit industry in the USA

item Walker, William

Submitted to: Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/18/2022
Publication Date: 2/21/2022
Citation: Walker Iii, W.B. 2022. Status of organic fruit industry in the USA. Proceedings. Volume 2022:133-134.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Organic fruit production and sales have grown tremendously in recent years in the USA, with the category of organic fruit and vegetables consistently making up a large plurality of total organic food sales. A status update is provided on organic fruit production and related considerations in the USA. Attention is paid to a broad diversity of fruit crops including citrus, grapes, berries, temperate and subtropical. Data is presented on the current situation relative to historical trends regarding land use, production, other economic factors, and also market considerations. Specific focus is given to the states California and Washington, which have historically held a great majority of organic fruit production area in the USA. Finally, current and future challenges to organic fruit industry, as well as favorable trends and factors are explored, including policy and regulatory matters.