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Thought of the Week

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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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“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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A Big Thank You to Oregon

This is one of the most refreshing perspectives on the different methods of farming that I’ve seen.  It’s short and concise, quoted by Katy Coba, who is Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.  And I quote: “Big ag is … Continue reading

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As the world’s population grows, it also continues to shift more toward urbanization and farther away from the farm. People in cities tend to think they know more about how food is grown than people in rural areas, and if … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

If every farmer in the United States were to adopt no-till practices and plant cover crops, American agriculture could squirrel away as much as 300 million tons of carbon in the soil each year, turning farms into net carbon sinks, … Continue reading

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No-till agriculture could provide one of the few relatively rapid responses to help hold off global warming. When soil is plowed and exposed to air, oxidation of organic matter releases carbon dioxide gas. No-till has the potential to increase the … Continue reading

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