LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the results of its 2016 Certified Organic Survey. Certified organic operations in Nebraska sold a total of $96 million in organic products in 2016, up 33 percent compared to 2015. The number of certified organic operations in Nebraska totaled 162, up 1 percent from last year.
The 2016 Certified Organic Survey is a census of all known U.S. farmers and ranchers with certified organic production in 2016. The survey collected acreage, production, and sales data for a variety of certified organic crop and livestock commodities.
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