Organic sales up 11% from last year's record

Produce and dairy are driving market, while dairy and grains could have seen more robust growth with greater supplies.

The booming U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, up a robust 11% from the previous year's record level and far outstripping the overall food market's growth rate of 3%, according to the Organic Trade Assn.’s (OTA) 2016 "Organic Industry Survey."
 
The industry saw its largest annual dollar gain ever in 2015, adding $4.2 billion in sales, up from $3.9 billion in new sales recorded in 2014. Of th

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