Commodities & Products
Avocados, Fruit, January 2013 - Per person consumption of avocados in the United States has increased significantly from 1.1 pounds per capita in 1989 to a record 4.5 pounds per capita in 2011.
Blueberries, Fruit, March 2013 - The United States is the world’s largest producer of blueberries. Michigan was the nation's leading producer of cultivated blueberries in 2012, and Maine was the leading producer of wild blueberries.
Dairy Products, Livestock, March 2013 - In 2011, the U.S. milk supply was used to process a a wide range of dairy products: 10.6 billion pounds of cheese, 6.1 billion pounds of ice cream, 4.3 billion pounds of yogurt, 1.8 billion pounds of butter and 1.3 billion pounds of sour cream.
Maple Sugar, Specialty Crops, February 2013 - The U.S. production of maple syrup in 2012 totaled nearly 1.9 million gallons, down 32 percent from 2011. Production was adversely affected by mild winter temperatures and a short tapping season.
Organic Poultry, Livestock, January 2013 - Chicken is the most widely available organic meat and also the most popular, purchased by more than seven in ten shoppers (Food Marketing Institute 2007).