ORGANIC FARMING TAKING OFF ACROSS THE U.S.


ORGANIC FARMING IS MORE
POPULAR THAN EVER IN THE U-S. THAT’S ACCORDING TO
A SURVEY BY THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE’S NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
SERVICE THAT COUNTED OVER FOURTEEN THOUSAND FIVE
HUNDRED U-S-D-A CERTIFIED AND EXEMPT ORGANIC
FARMS IN THE U-S. Joseph Prusacki: We
counted organic operations in every state
of the union. And some people might
be amazed at that. Even a place like Iowa, which
you think is a corn and bean area, but we had organic
operations in Iowa as well. CALIFORNIA HAS THE MOST
ORGANIC FARMS WITH OVER TWENTY SEVEN HUNDRED. Prusacki: California is hands
down the largest state. They have almost a
billion dollars more than the next largest
state in this study. COMING IN A SURPRISING
SECOND WAS WISCONSIN WITH OVER TWELVE HUNDRED
ORGANIC OPERATIONS. Prusacki: Wisconsin comes
into play where you have organic milk, organic
dairy operations and then you have organic cheese
coming from there. THE SURVEY FOUND THAT
ORGANIC PRODUCERS’ BUSINESS PRACTICES WERE
FAIRLY CONVENTIONAL. Prusacki: Farmers, organic
operators, they market their product to
wholesalers and brokers rather than selling to
the local farmers market. SEVENTY EIGHT PERCENT OF
ORGANIC PRODUCERS SAID THEY PLANNED TO MAINTAIN
OR INCREASE THEIR OPERATIONS OVER THE
NEXT FIVE YEARS. COMPLETE SURVEY RESULTS
ARE AVAILABLE AT AG-CENSUS DOT U-S-D-A DOT GOV. IN WASHINGTON, FOR THE U-S
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, I’M BOB ELLISON.

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