(July 7) The latest figures from the Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources indicate that organic farm acreage in Washington has increased 27% to 81,472 acres compared to 64,325 acres in 2006.

According to an Associated Press story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, organics still only account for a relatively small part of Washington's agriculture.

About 700 farms in the state grow $144 million worth of products out of a total of 34,000 farms producing $6.87 billion worth of products.