The number of farms certified under USDA’s National Organic program increased three percent over the last year. Mercaris, which is a market data and trading platform for the identify-preserve grain industry, issued a report saying organic livestock feed is a key reason for the expansion. The number of certified organic corn operations rose four percent over the past year; the total amount of organic soybean operations is up seven percent. Overall non-GMO acreage declined three percent from last year.
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