Minnesota Reaches Top 10 for Organic Production

The United States Department of Agriculture released its annual survey of organic production. Minnesota graced the top ten with $69 million in sales.
Overall America had $3.16 billion in organic sales in 2008 and Minnesota was the seventh highest contributor.
The state was the top state for organic soybeans. It was also the third for barley, oats and corn.
In 2008 Minnesota had 550 organic farms, 84 which converted that year. The top state was California with 2,000 farms.
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