Regenerative Farming – A Quiet Revolution in Commercial Agriculture
“Outside Bismarck, ND is a ranch that exemplifies a quiet revolution in commercial agriculture. While more and more consumers learn about the overwhelming benefits of eating healthfully (preferably local, organic food), a growing number of farmers and ranchers are weaning themselves from the grip of a small cartel of extremely powerful chemical “pharming” corporations. They are returning to a style of farming that had always existed before.
Gabe & Paul Brown are a father and son who are not shy about showing off their beautiful land and visibly happy livestock. They practice what they call “Regenerative Farming” – a set of practices that encourage biodiversity and the natural enrichment of untilled soils. Improving soil health is a priority and no-till farming has been practiced since 1993. A diverse cropping strategy, which includes cover and companion crops are used.
They have elimnated the use of synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, and pesticides and use no GMO crops. The result? Incredibly good food they produce for less than half the cost of chemical farming.
Yep. Better food for less money with less damage to us and the planet. Win, win and win.”
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