The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) organic label is trusted across the U.S. and beyond. The label has seen growth since 1990 when Congress passed the Organic Food Production Act.
USDA has reported that 2021 began with 45,578 organic businesses globally, with 62 percent of those establishments located in the U.S. The USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) serves the organic market in the U.S., with sales of $55.2 million as of 2019.
The NOP has increased its staff and funding, with more than half of its employees assigned to either the Accreditation Division or the Compliance and Enforcement Division.
The annual report has only been published four times. This year's includes:
- Domestic and Overseas Investigations and Compliance Actions
- Organic Trade Enforcement Interagency Coordination Report
- Report on Enforcement Action Taken on Organic Imports
Read more in the USDA's Organic Oversight and Enforcement Update.