In September 2009, the US Department of Agriculture released a report, "US Organic Food Market - The Latest Development Trend of Farmers". The full report can be found on the website http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB58/EIB58.pdf Download.
Now, agricultural products and dairy products in organic food occupy a prominent position in the mainstream food retail industry in the United States. Driven by the market boom, the retail sales of organic food increased from $360 million in 1997 to $2.11 billion in 2008. The number of retailers selling various kinds of food is also increasing. Many supermarkets are developing their own brand production lines and introducing new products extensively. This shows the continuous growth of the organic industry in the United States. Consumers have bought more and more kinds of organic food, and their choices are more and more extensive.
Organic processors buy products from farmers and sell them to retailers. They sell organic products to regular product retailers and club stores more than ever before. At present, organic farms have not kept up with the rapid development of the organic industry. Although they have been trying to keep up with the rapid growth of product demand and produce enough products, they often cause a shortage of organic products.