posted on November 27, 2012 12:20
New York is amongst the leaders in the U.S. in harvesting organic crops. That’s according to information from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Farmers in the state have harvested 97,000 acres of certified organic crops. That’s second to only Wisconsin with 110,000 acres.
Nationally, certified organic crops totaled $3.5 billion in 2011. Corn leads organic field crops in sales and accounted for more than $101 million in 2011. The only other field crops to have more than $50 million in sales were alfalfa dry hay and winter wheat.
Organic milk was the top livestock commodity last year, followed by chicken eggs and broiler chickens.