Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Local producers going organic

 

We all know there is a lot of farmland in Western Nebraska but what you might not know is that there are at least 16 certified organic farming operations in Kimball County and at least two more in Banner County according to the USDA Organic Integrity database and the Organic Provider Registry. At least two of those in Kimball County have been certified organic since the year 2000.

Although the exact number of organic acres in production in Kimball and Banner Counties is unavailable at this time, in 2011, Nebraska was ranked eighth in the nation with 129,858 certified organic acres.

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