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Organics: Alternative ecosystem management

Corn, barley, edible beans, millet, oats, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and other forages are grown and marketed organically in Nebraska.

Organic production is a form of agriculture that relies on ecosystem management and attempts to reduce or eliminate external agricultural contributors, especially synthetic ones.

Choosing to grow crops organically is not an easy choice. Keeping non-organic materials from the soil is an ongoing battle. One grower tells the Sidney Sun-Telegraph why she chose to go organic and what it takes to maintain it.

Stephanie Bruns Dadgostar has been raising crops organically...


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