"Wisconsin leads the nation in number of organic dairy and beef farms. That's not per capita — that's total numbers of farms for the humble Dairyland.
"Wisconsin is also second in the nation for total number of organic farms — 1,228, behind California's 2,805. (New York is third at 917.) We're second only to California for total acreage in organic production, and we're home to more organic farmers than any other state.
"Why is it our state has emerged as an organic leader?
"'It's because of our heritage of dairy farms and small-scale farms, which is amenable to organic management,' said Steve Pincus, who along with his wife, Beth Kazmar, operates Tipi (pronounced teepee) Produce, a 76-acre certified-organic farm near Evansville."
Written by Jennifer Rude Klett for the Journal Sentinel. Read the full article here.
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