During the last decade, organic food sales have tripled in the United States, leading many Iowa producers to investigate organic farming. The USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) stated that Iowa’s 467 organic farms had $60.7 million in sales in 2011, which led to a ranking of fifth place in the nation in the number of certified organic farms.
Iowa State University
Integrated Crop Management News, Iowa State University, "Iowa Organic Cropping Systems in the News" (2013). Integrated Crop Management News. 75.