Revised December, 2018
In December 2016, the United States had 14,707 hogs and pigs certified organic on 151 farms. Wisconsin was number one in organic hog inventory with 6,349. Wisconsin's 20 organic hog farms had sales of $2.6 million. New York had the most organic hog farms with 24 and sales of $627,058. Organic Pork
- Pork: Marketing Alternatives, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA), NCAT, 2004 - This study explains alternative marketing methods, such as direct, niche or organic-labeled pork, for producers using sustainable agricultural practices.
- Fourth National Organic Farmers' Survey: Sustaining Organic Farms in a Changing Organic Marketplace (Full Report), Organic Farming Research Foundation, 2004 - OFRF's National Organic Farmers' Surveys have collected data about organic farmers and farming for the years 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2001.
- Fourth National Organic Farmers' Survey: Sustaining Organic Farms in a Changing Organic Marketplace (Executive Summary), Organic Farming Research Foundation, 2004.
- Hogs, ERS, USDA.
- Market Trends, Organic Trade Association.
- Organic Livestock Requirements, National Organic Program, AMS, USDA, February 2013 - This fact sheet clarifies requirements for livestock to be certified organic. This fact sheet especially focuses on the ruminant pasture standards.
- Organic Production, ERS, USDA - This site includes data sets through 2005.
- Comparison of Pig Flow and Labor Needs in Two Organic Pork Production Systems, Iowa State University, 2001 - This research report evaluates pig flow and labor needs for two organic pork production systems. One system is a seasonal organic pork production system, while the other system is a continuous organic pork production system.
- Cost of Organic Pork Production, Iowa State University, 2003 - One issue that frequently surfaces in the organic pork production industry is the relatively limited information on production costs. The objective of this report is to determine the cost of organic pork production. This report addresses the issue by examining the increase of costs involved in expanding a seasonal (summer-only farrowing) organic pork production system to continuous production of organic hogs.
- Organic Pork Standards Fact Sheet, National Pork Board - This fact sheet explains what the organic standards mean to pork producers.
- Organic Pork and Food Safety, ARS, USDA, 2011
- Raising Organic Pigs: A Guide to USDA Certified Organic Requirements, ATTRA, National Sustainable Ag Information Service, 2011 - This publication addresses the four general topics related to organic certification for pigs: source of animals, feed, healthcare and living conditions.