There are about 14,500 organic farms nationwide, according to the 2007 Census of Agriculture. They operate about 4.1 million acres, of which 1.6 million are harvested cropland. There are many more acres in non-biotech production, including some 6-7 million in conventional soybeans, according to USDA.

There were 2,146 farms that grew organic corn for grain on about 143,000 acres, yielding 15.7 million bushels. There were 1,336 farms growing organic soybeans on 98,000 acres. Yields topped 2.58 million bushels.