Iowa remains among the nation’s top states for making and selling organic foods.
A report from the U.S.D.A. shows Iowa consumers spent over $120 million on organic items last year.
Organic sales in the state doubled from the previous national survey conducted in 2011. In 2015, Iowa ranked fifth in the nation for the total number of certified organic farms with 674 farms covering 93,707 acres. That’s up from 81,634 acres of certified organic farmland six years ago.
California is far and away the national leader in both organic production and sales. Wisconsin, New York, and Pennsylvania are also ahead of Iowa for the number of organic farms.