The number of organic dairy cows in Kentucky has been steadily increasing for years, yet there’s not enough organic corn produced in the state to feed the growing herds. In fact, most of the organic corn consumed in Kentucky is produced outside of the state. The growing organic livestock and poultry industries in Kentucky face the same feed constraints. In short, a new market has developed in the state, but few local farmers are taking advantage of it.
Bomford, Michael; Meyer, Lee; Sikora, Thomas; Martin, William; McNeill, Sam; Montross, Michael D.; Ritchey, Edwin L.; and Lee, Chad, "Organic Corn Production in Kentucky" (2015). Agriculture and Natural Resources Publications. 172.