The US Organic Dairy Industry – Booming Demand with Room to Grow

April 2017

Popularity and market share of organic foods have grown steadily over the last several years. Demand for organic dairy products has grown at rates around 10 percent per year in recent years. Some organic food categories command a higher premium over conventional products than others, and consumers vary widely in their motivations and levels of passion for buying organic. Organic milk has experienced significant growth despite having among the highest price premiums over its conventional (non-organic) counterpart. Milk had the highest sales of any certified organic commodity in 2015 at $1.174 billion and represents about 21 percent of all agricultural organic sales.

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