Category Archives: Farmland Preservation

Thought of the Week

It all begins with the soil -Wilbur-Ellis, Ideas to Grow With

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Thought of the Week

“Our fields are never bare. When you use a shovel to look at the soil in our fields, it’s like a geological dig. Much of it hasn’t been turned over in 40 years.  It has a thick duff layer to … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“I really like to innovate. Farming is such an exciting occupation and way to live.” -John Aeschliman, Farmer

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What is Biotechnology?

Whew boy, what a question, right?  We here are Kiss My Tractor are not pro-GMO nor are we anti-GMO.  What we are is pro-science.  This post discusses how biotechnology (Genetically Modified Organisms) works. So, with that said… Just What Is … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“The soil must be treated as a living thing, and when you stop tillage the organisms that produce the nutrient exchange systems that feed our crops return in mass.  The soil once again becomes healthy like it was in the … Continue reading

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THE BIG IDAHO POTATO TRUCK VISITS THE BIG APPLE

The Idaho Potato Commission can thank the New York City Police Department for drawing attention to a grandiose publicity stunt orchestrated on August 24th in the Big Apple. The department issued a tongue-in-cheek all-points bulletin over the police radio advising … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

As odd as it may sound, civilization’s survival depends on treating soil as an investment, as a valuable inheritance rather than a commodity – as something other than dirt. Dirt  

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Thought of the Week

Many factors may contribute to ending a civilization, but an adequate supply of fertile soil is necessary to sustain one. Using up or covering over the soil and moving onto new land will not be a viable option for future … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

We have to work with the soil not as a factory but as a living system. The future of humanity depends as much on this philosophical realignment as on technical advances in agrotechnology and genetic engineering. Dirt

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Thought of the Week

When our soils are gone, we must go unless we find some way to feed on raw rock. -Thomas Chamberlain  

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