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Organic Farms in NY

Organic Farms in New York State are on the rise. Organic farming is the form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control to maintain soil productivity and control pests on a farm. (wikipedia.org) Organic farming was the original type of farming. It was the way of farming before the introduction of inorganic methods. Then, after the Industrial Revolution, inorganic became the way of farming. (wiki.answers.com) The inorganic farming caused organic movements to form promoting the use of organic farming.

A New York State native, Jerome Irving Rodale, was one of the first supporters for the return of organic farming in the United States. His priority was on an active lifestyle, stressing the use of organically grown foods. He founded the 'Prevention' magazine in 1950.

According to the Department of Agriculture, New York State ranks among the top ten states in the number of organic farms with organic dairy having the largest segment in New York. ...more>>

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