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Report of Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) Farm and Handling Operations, 2005-2007

Report of OTCO Farm and Handling Operations for years 2000-2004

OTCO Farm Operations
Trend 2005 2006 2007
Total US Farms 412 491 569
Total US organic acres 1 83,923 108,344 310,348
Total US acres in transition 2126 5841 9633
Average certified acres per US farm 2 211 234 276
 
Total International Farms 3 29 35 47
Total International hectares (ha) 4 9057 6350 10,116
Total Intl. ha in transition 143 338 289
Average certified ha per Int. grower 3,4 24.5 17.6 14.8

 

OTCO Farm Operations in Oregon
Trend 2005 2006 2007
Total OR farms 271 310 346
Total OR organic acres 1 36,352 47,600 61,918
Total OR acres in transition 1345 3559 4388
Average certified acres per OR farm 2 141 167 193

 

Size of US OTCO farm operations
Trend 2005 2006 2007
Over 1,000 acres 1 14 19 27
500 to 1,000 acres 32 45 53
100 to 500 acres 111 155 202
50 to 100 acres 37 44 44
10 to 50 acres  121 119 133
Under 10 acres 93 105 110

 

1 OTCO certifies three wild harvest operations that harvest from a 5,000-acre area on Klamath Lake in Oregon. OTCO also certifies a 254,535-acre area on a remote island in Alaska's Aleutian peninsula upon which organic livestock are grazed. Acreage from these operations was omitted from total US and OR acres calculations.

2 To ensure average certified acreage per farm was not inflated due to operations significantly outside median figures, the acreage of operations identified in the first footnote as well as an additional 154,950 acres associated with a multi-ranch operation in Texas were omitted.

3 Some international farms are cooperatives of growers or production partnerships, all certifying under one company name. As of 2/1/08, OTCO certifies 704 individual growers internationally.

4 OTCO certifies two wild harvest operations in Russia collecting herbs from national wildlife reserves covering a total of 203,047 hectares. Hectares from these operations were omitted from total international hectares and average hectares per grower calculations.

 

OTCO Certified Handling Operations
Year 2005 2006 2007
Organic Fiber and Textile 0
3 5
US Organic Handlers 33 19 40
US Organic Processors 372 241 433
US Organic Marketers 26 22 35
US Organic Restaurants 2 1 4
Total US Operations 436 283 517
 
International Organic Handlers 4 3 5
International Organic Processors 18 25 21
International Organic Marketers 0
2 0
Total International Operations 22 30 26

 

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