Sustainable or Regenerative? Which Should We Strive For?

#commonsensefarming You don’t have to look far to see the term “sustainable” tossed around like so many other buzzwords that seem to have overtaken the marketplace. Early in my farming career, the term “sustainable farming” was in its infancy, and I embraced it like...

Let’s Talk Cover Crops

#commonsensefarming Traditionally, cover crops are defined as a non-harvested crop purposely planted in between cash crops. However, just because they are typically not harvested does not mean they are less important. Cover crops play a vital role at our farm by...

Stop Treating the Soil Like Dirt!

#commonsensefarming   It is estimated that in the US we are losing 1% of our topsoil every year to erosion, most of which is caused by agricultural activities.[1] In fact, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (an agency of the US Department of Agriculture) has an...