August Milk Production up 1.9 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during August totaled 16.7 billion pounds, up 1.9 percent from August 2015. July revised production, at 16.9 billion pounds, was up 1.7 percent from July 2015. The July revision represented an increase of 48 million pounds or 0.3 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow[…]

USDA REPORTS California Continues to Dominate Organic Sales with $2.4 Billion of $6.2 Billion

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 Certified Organic Survey, which show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the United States sold a total of $6.2 billion in organic products in 2015, up 13 percent from $5.5 billion in 2014.[…]

Eco-friendly consumers drive organic and local food sales

Factors like quality, price, availability and recommendations from family and friends continue to be stronger drivers of consumers’ purchase decisions. But green and eco-friendly attributes beat out other purchase factors in the report, such as a strong brand name, packaging or whether the brand supports the local community. Manufacturers recognize the importance of eco-friendly products[…]

3/4 of Consumers Would Pay More for Products that Offer Complete Transparency

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Consumer demand for product transparency is on the rise, and brands that fulfill this demand by providing comprehensive product information are poised to grow market share and revenue. In fact, Label Insight’s 2016 Transparency ROI Study reveals that nearly 9 in 10 consumers say transparency is important to them across[…]

U.S. organic milk sales hit all-time high

Over a billion pounds of U.S. organic milk products were sold during the first five months of 2016, a 5.4 percent increase from last year, and the highest sales volume ever recorded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency, which began tracking organic milk sales with its biweekly organic dairy report in 2010,[…]

Organic Farm sued by US

The United States of America v. Miller’s Organic Farm and Amos Miller On June 28 an American court will once again address the question of whether there is a legal distinction between the public and private distribution of food. To this point no judge in this country has held that there is a distinction. The[…]

Latest USDA Milk Production

Lots of milk – need more organic May Milk Production up 1.2 Percent Milk production in the 23 major States during May totaled 17.5 billion pounds, up 1.2 percent from May 2015. April revised production, at 16.8 billion pounds, was up 1.1 percent from April 2015. The April revision represented a decrease of 13 million[…]