Minnesota has more than 800 certified organic farms. Earlier this month the Minnesota Department of Agriculture mailed a survey to Minnesota's organic farmers to find out what is on their minds. The survey asks organic farmers to explain their opinions and experiences to 27 questions about profitably, production costs and challenges, research needs, marketing and outlook.

"The insights organic farmers share help us focus programs and resources on areas that will make a difference to their bottom line," said Assistant Commissioner Patrice Baily." "Organic market demand id very strong, and we want to do all we can to help existing and new organic farmers capitalize on that fact.

Certified organic farmers that did not receive a survey in the mail should contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Organic Agriculture Specialist Cassie Dahl at 651-201-6134. Th U.S. organic market saw a record high in 2018 of $52.5 billion in sales which was up 6.3 percent from the prior year.