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, said organic milk product sales for May came in at 217 million pounds, an 11.3 percent increase over May 2015.
The upturn in U.S. organic milk sales in 2016 is a fortunate market dynamic after last year’s decline – the first since 2009, and much-needed good news, especially after recent headlines bemoaning a shortage of organic milk.
Year-to-date organic whole milk sales are up 16.4 percent compared to the same period last year. For the month of May, organic whole milk sales are 80 million pounds, up 25.5 percent from May last year.
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