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Nebraska growers make use of fall, spring

publication date: Oct 1, 2003
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Running an organic vegetable farm in Nebraska is a different business from doing it in coastal California, of course. Their frost-free season is about five months, winter temperatures can drop to 20 below, and summers are often scorching. Nevertheless, much of their training was useful to them in developing their farm. In particular, they didn’t think of selling produce as something you do only during the summer. They knew that they would have to extend their season in both directions from their frost-free dates in order to make it in the Midwest.

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