Certified U.S. organic grains were produced on 907,916 acres in 2008 (the most recent data available). U.S. organic corn acreage increased from 32,650 acres in 1995 to 194,637 in 2008. The majority of this production was used in organic feed rations and the remainder was used in food products. More than 90% of organic corn production is used domestically. Future growth in organic corn production will depend on increased demands from both organic livestock producers and final consumers. April 2012 ... Organic Corn
Note: For state-specific information on organic corn production and market opportunities in your state, please refer to the National Organic Program Web site at: www.ams.usda.gov/nop This site can connect you with local certifying agency and state-specific data.
- Accredited Certifying Agents, National Organic Program, Ag Marketing Service (AMS), USDA - Current listing of certification agencies.
- Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, USDA - Identifies resources about sustainable food systems and practices, including current updates on regulatory and marketing issues.
- Corn and Feed Grains, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA.
- Evaluate Your Organic Grain Marketing Opportunities, Rodale Institute.
- Feed Outlook, ERS, USDA - Examines supply, use, prices, and trade for feed grains, including supply and demand prospects in major importing and exporting countries. Focuses on corn but also contains information on sorghum, barley, oats and hay.
- Market Trends, Organic Trade Association.
- Marketing Organic Grain, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), 2005 - Organic grains can be successfully marketed at premium prices. To achieve the best prices, growers need to understand and build relationships with buyers, find markets for most of the crops in the rotation, meet quality standards, be able to store the crop if necessary and be able to contract most of their crop to reliable buyers.
- National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs, AMS, USDA - Includes a biweekly summary for organic grains and feedstuffs and a weekly feed and seed summary.
- Organic Agriculture, Iowa State University - Information from production to marketing, including resources for certification compliance.
- Organic Grain Buyers, Iowa State University - This list provides the contact information for Midwestern organic grain buyers.
- Organic Grain Buyers, North Carolina State University - This list provides the contact information for organic grain buyers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and several other states.
- Organic Price Report, Rodale Institute - This online tool tracks selected prices from the fruit, vegetable, herbs and grain sectors, comparing organic prices to conventional prices in markets across the country.
- National Organic Program, AMS, USDA - Governing body for organic standards, labeling and regulations. Includes a list of state by state certifying agencies and regulatory changes.
- Organic Trade Association - Covers current industry news, events and links related to organic food processing, production and marketing.
- Leopold Center, Ames, Iowa - Research for organic and sustainable crop production.
- Oregon Organic Crop Acres and Farm Numbers - 2008, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, 2009 - An overview of organic agriculture statistics for the state, including crop breakdown.
- Organic Ag in Wisconsin--2007 Status Report, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.
- Organic Corn Production Budget, Ohio State University, 2009.
- Organic Crop Budgets, Iowa State University Extension, 2008 - These organic crop budgets, including corn, helps growers estimate their costs and returns.
- Organic Farm Performance in Minnesota-2008, University of Minnesota, 2009.
- Organic Farm Performance in Minnesota 2007, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 2008 - This report summarizes actual Minnesota organic farm performance data from 2006 and 2007.
- Organic Farming Research Foundation, Santa Cruz, California - Working for the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming. Focused on research, policy and grants. Numerous organic research project results and ongoing production projects.
- Organic Feedgrain Producers and Handlers, National Organic Program, AMS, USDA - This partial list identifies certified feedgrain producers and handlers in the United State and Canada.
- Organic Production, ERS, USDA.
- Profile of Organic Crops in Washington State - 2008, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, 2009 - A comprehensive report on organic crop production in the state, including acreage totals by crop.
- Protecting the integrity of organic grains during harvest, Rodale Institute, 2004 - Develop strict cleaning protocol for harvesting and handling equipment to keep grain clean, pure and uncontaminated.
- Sustainable Agriculture Extension Program, Iowa State University - Applied research for organic and sustainable crop production.
- Sustainable Corn and Soybean Production, ATTRA, NCAT, 2003.
- Organic Field Crop Production and Marketing in North Carolina, North Carolina State University, 2005 - This profile features the Matcha-Pungo Farm, which is transitioning to organic grain production.
- Organic Field Crop Production and Marketing in North Carolina, North Carolina State University, 2005 - This profile features an experienced organic grain producer who has been in certified organic production for 17 years and has grown some certified organic grain for at least 10 years.
- Raising Corn Organically, New American Farmer, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), NIFA, USDA, 2005.
Links checked November 2013.