According to the new statistics by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Wisconsin turns to be one of the central spots of organic farming in USA.
The number of organic farms in Wisconsin takes second place in USA for production and there are 1222 farms.
The first place belongs to California. Organic production in Wisconsin is extending to 200,000 acres of the land and the products from these farms are calculated on $ 132 million.
According to the governor of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle, farmers made many efforts in this area and enriched agriculture across the state.
“Farming is the heritage and the future of Wisconsin,” Doyle said. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, organic farming had sales of $ 115,247 only for 2008, while average farms had sales of $ 114,288.
The organic farming profits in Wisconsin come mostly from selling cow’s milk, said the research.