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• The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is out with its annual business survey, reporting that organic food sales grew 8.4 percent in 2016 to $43 billion, saying that organic food sales now represents 5.3 percent of all US food sales.

Organic produce sales were up more than eight percent, to $15.6 billion, and now represents 15 percent of all produce sales. Organic meat and poultry sales were up 17 percent to $991 million, while organic non-food sales grew 8.8 percent to $3.9 billion.

Gets me all excited for attending and moderating a couple of panels at next week's Organic Produce Summit, which I expect to be just as vibrant as last year's inaugural event.
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