The rules focus in part on how much space animals have to do their normal behaviors. For chickens, that means access to open dirt, and room to perch.
Indiana added 81 organic operations last year, with another 11 added so far in 2016.
"So many people have given so much to this co-op for so many years" says one attendee, who worked for Bloomingfoods in the '90s.
Larger stores are offering more local products, and more specialized stores are popping up. That’s making it hard for smaller organizations to keep up.
A new organic grocery store has its grand opening in Bloomington.
Bloomington fire fighters will soon be enjoying fresh produce grown at their own station.
The census collects information on production and acreage, as well as energy sources, organic operations, and specialty crops and livestock.
Local business has not been affected by a Stanford University study that found organic food was no more nutritional than conventional food.
Community members discuss ways to create a local food hub for restaurants and residents.
The Simpsons believe what distinguishes them from other farms is their practice of feeding only organically-raised grain to their animals.