Report: Wisconsin 2nd in Organic Farming
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The latest agricultural numbers show Wisconsin with more than 1,200 certified organic farms, which is second in the nation behind California.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture also said Tuesday that Wisconsin leads the nation in sales of organic cranberries and beef cows.
The numbers are from 2008, which was the most recent information available.
Even though Wisconsin has a lot of organic farms, they are on average smaller than similar farms in other states. So Wisconsin is only sixth in the U.S. in total organic sales.
About two-thirds of Wisconsin's organic revenue came from cow milk, and a quarter came from crops. The rest came from livestock and poultry.
Wisconsin organic farms made an average of $115,000 in 2008.
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