Category: Farm

Review: Acres USA 2017

“Sustainable is no longer a sufficient buzzword, now it’s Regenerative.” That paraphrased sentence could be the summary of the entire conference. We’ll explain why. There were two clear themes at the Acres 2017 Eco-Ag conference in Columbus OH this year, the first we’ve already mentioned in the opening lines, the second was the theme the […]

Maintaining The Integrity Of Our Food

Has the Organic seal lost it’s integrity? We’ve previously covered the allowance of “Organic” Hydroponics, and the postponement of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, along with discussing the future of Organics with our friend Peter Grubbe. Now, we’re going to summarize the situation, along with suggestions for how to maintain the integrity of […]

Certified Organic Livestock | Consumer Expectations vs. Producer Preferences

A recurring question inevitably arises in a representative government: Where does the responsibility of the representative lie, with the wishes of the people who elected him, or to his better judgement? On November 9th, 2017. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, which defines […]

Watering Down The Organic Standards

On November 2nd, 2017. The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), decided on a vote of 8-7 to keep Hydroponic Production Organic. A decision that is disappointing to many who view labeling a soilless growing system “Organic” as a violation of the basic principles upon which the label and model were based. Hydroponic production is when […]

Just Bully | My Father’s World #1

Something new we’re trying, a story from my past farming experiences. “Just Bully” is the story of my father, a bull, and a bucket of chicken feed. Let us know if you like the story, if you do we might tell another one. Let us know on Facebook, or send us a Tweet @T_Layhew