Carbon-smart farming methods are important. They matter. The soil that is here now will be here forty, one hundred, two hundred years from now. We have to treat it with respect to produce more while using less.
Having adopted no-till and cover crops, our fields are now more resilient during droughts, our soil maintains its structure for better drainage, and we can make fewer passes through the field to control invasive weeds.
People need to see the benefits. Sequestering carbon is part of combating climate change, and carbon-smart practices like no-till will pay major dividends for farmers. We’ve been able to significantly reduce the amount of nitrogen we apply to our soil, saving us time, money, and resources.
Consumers are becoming even more aware of how food is grown and where it’s coming from. It’s a good thing. We’re all part of this chain—and we have to value farmers who are working to build a more sustainable future.