Grocery shoppers who feel that buying organic is the be-all and end-all for sustainability are missing a bigger picture, according to guest blogger Steve Groff. Any kind of growing method involves a degree of compromise, including organic agriculture. To produce food at a price that people can afford, farmers often must decide what will do the least harm as they await better innovations.
Rodale Institute, site of North America’s longest-running trial comparing organic and conventional growing methods, will open the Midwest Organic Center at Etzel Sugar Grove Farm (part of the Indian Creek Nature Center) in Marion, near Cedar Rapids, Iowa this year.
On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Montag, we’re on the road at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky. Jeff Hadacheck from Wisconsin-Madison discusses the long term economic benefits of integrating winter wheat in your corn-soybean rotation. Plus, we visit with Brandon Somers at the Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) insights meeting. Somers talks about his ideal no-till planter.
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