An acre is about the size of one football field. Or think of it like this, 10 Acadia National Parks in Maine could fit on Organic Valley land. While 400,000 acres are dairy farms, the remaining 60,000 acres are farms that raise things like poultry, beef and produce. Why does it matter if these acres of land are organic?

Well, at Organic Valley we believe the less we mess with nature, the better. Nature already has it figured out.

Healthy soil is the foundation of organic farming and there are 700-plus chemicals that, by law, cannot be used in growing or processing organic products. To be certified organic, producers must follow regulations, from farm to table, outlined by the National Organic Program. Organic practices support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance and preserve biodiversity.

Organic Valley farms have kept 440 million pounds of chemicals off the land since its beginning in 1988!

Cows and chickens on the Johnson organic farm in Wisconsin.

Cows and chickens mingle on the Johnson organic farm in Wisconsin.

Interesting Information About Organic Acres

States with the Most Certified Organic Acres

  1. California
  2. Montana
  3. New York
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Texas
  6. Nebraska
  7. Vermont
  8. Oregon
  9. Idaho
  10. Minnesota

States with the Most Organic Valley Acres

  1. Wisconsin
  2. New York
  3. Minnesota
  4. Vermont
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Ohio
  7. Indiana
  8. California
  9. Iowa
  10. Washington

If you see an Organic Valley sign as you travel a rural road, you know you are looking at an organic farm whose stewards are dedicated to animals, planet, people and delicious organic products.

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