AmeriFlax is the trade organization that represents North Dakota flax producers. The organization is funded by flax check-off dollars from the North Dakota Oilseed Council. Our purpose is to increase the use and sale of U.S.-grown flax and by-products in domestic and foreign markets. AmeriFlax guides programs on public relations, advertising, nutrition research, market research and consumer and industrial education.
United States flax acreage reached 340,000 harvested acres and a total production of 5.7 million bushels in 2008. Over ninety five percent of the flax was grown in North Dakota with 323,000 acres harvested. Production in North Dakota totaled 5.5 million bushels and the yield per acre was 17 bushels.