Re: against everything?
Steve Groff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 20:29:47 -0500
My hat is off to Raymond Weil's excellent commentary regarding
contemporary sustainable agriculture. There is *no* perfect system to
grow food and *yes*, profit is the ultimate driving force in long term
sustainability. If someone wants to give me $50,000 a year in order to
farm in a way they think is ideologically correct, I'll do it!
I do have a strong passion to protect the environment and make routine
daily decisions based on the effect they have on the ecosystem. My
farm's mission statement reads, "....I will leave the soil in better
condition then when I found it." There are many ways to do this in a
sustainable way. My job is to decide the *best* way for that to happen
on my farm. It might mean using some time tested practice, such as the
use of cover crops, or the latest technological development, such as
"New Generation Cropping Systems": the cutting edge of sustainable
Cedar Meadow Farm
679 Hilldale Rd
Holtwood PA 17532 USA
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