Will we ever progress far enough to realise that some grounds should not be
tilled in this country? I know of ground (both organic and conventional)
with 18% slopes that is still being plowed for corn and soybeans. A large
reason behind the conventional acres still being in crops and no hay or
pasture is the government price floor for the corn and soybeans. It is up
to a $60-$100/acre loss to get away from helping the oversupply of corn and
soybeans. That doesn't explain the plow though.
Transitional organic farmer--Highly erodable ground in permanent pasture!
From: Steve Groff <email@example.com>
To: John D'hondt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: sanet <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: Carbon Sequestration - The organic way
>John D'hondt wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>> Plowing and tilling is very much frowned upon in our organic standards.
>> On the other hand, I don't know of a single chemical (that's what you
>> when you say conventional I take it) no-tiller in the whole of Ireland.
>You owe it to the organic comunity here in the U.S. to teach them about
>I'm happy to hear that you are an organic farmer with little tillage. I
>hat to you! I've had lots of organic farmers visit my farm and be
>reduce tillage in their own farm. Some have been quite successful.
>This brings up a question. Does the new U.S. organic regs clearly "very
>frown" or discourage the use of tillage? Why or why not?
>"Enhancing the Environment" http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/
>Cedar Meadow Farm
>679 Hilldale Road
>Holtwood, PA 17532 USA
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