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Number of organic farms increases in Iowa


September 13, 2017

CASCADE, Iowa (AP) — The number of organic farms in Iowa is growing rapidly, but they still constitute only a small percentage of farms in the state.

Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that Iowa has seen a 42 percent increase in organic farms from 2008 to 2015. The state had more than 670 organic farms in 2015, which was less than 1 percent of the farms in the state.

Iowa Organic Association Managing Director Kate Mendenhall told the Telegraph Herald that a growing demand for organic products is driving the increase in organic farms.

"Consumers are definitely driving the ma...

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