Search Results for: regenerative agriculture

CAFO Pork Contaminates Wells and Shuts Out Independent Farmers in Iowa

Cornucopia’s Take: Twenty-three million conventional hogs are currently kept in confinement in Iowa. Massive lagoons of manure and chemicals on those operations leech into the groundwater, contaminating wells and forcing people off their land. This is not only a problem in Iowa. Hog CAFOs have polluted North Carolina and Minnesota and are being proposed in… Read more »

Cobblestone Valley Farm

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey. Cobblestone Valley Farm follows the “Polyface model” (by Joel Salatin) of regenerative agriculture and is also Organic Valley dairy. Cornucopia’s investigation some information about this brand and associated farming practices. If you are familiar with this brand we encourage you contact the brand owners and ask for… Read more »

Finch Family Farm

This brand did not participate in Cornucopia’s survey. This farm may also have a dba of DBA Elderberry Hill Farm. They say: “We are a small family farm practicing regenerative agriculture. We currently produce milk, beef, and pork.” Cornucopia’s investigation found some limited information about this brand and associated farming practices, but was not able… Read more »

The Cultivator – Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Download the PDF here. In it you’ll find: Organic, Rooted in Soil Grass-fed Dairy an Expanding Market Regenerative Agriculture Improves Soil Raising the Bar: Choosing Between Healthy Snacks and Synthetic-fi lled Junk Food Community Supported Agriculture: How to Choose a Farm Share Unchartered Waters: Will… Read more »

This Twenty-Something Hopes to Unleash the Next Green Revolution

Modern Farmer by Andrew Jenner In 2010, a young man on a quest for enlightenment walked into the office of Jerry Hatfield, director of the USDA’s National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa. His name was John Kempf, and he was eager to learn more about Hatfield’s plant physiology work, which deals with the… Read more »

A Decline in Biodiversity

Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed

Signals Danger for Native Pollinators  [This article was previously published in the summer issue of  The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.] by Kestrel Burcham, JD, Director of Domestic Policy at The Cornucopia Institute Pollinators are essential to nature, food production, and the future of our planet as we know it. They provide the service of pollinating over… Read more »

French Farmers To Be Off Glyphosate in Three Years

Cornucopia’s Take: While the U.S. government continues to bow to synthetic pesticide industry pressure, some European countries are taking serious steps to reduce the use of toxic pesticides on farmlands and common areas. The Macron Government in France is offering farmers expert help and forums to pool their knowledge during the transition to glyphosate-free growing…. Read more »

Can shopping for food save our future?

An image of the sign in front of Kimberton Whole Foods.

Meet the owner committed to a grocery store with a lofty vision Terry Brett spent a recent fall Friday driving five hours to help a young organic farmer with her ambitious plan to save her family’s organic dairy and other dairies in North Central Pennsylvania — it’s just one in a long list of contributions… Read more »

The Soil Story

The Soil Story The Soil Story, created by Kiss the Ground, is a five-minute film that shares the importance of healthy soil for a healthy planet. Learn how we can “sequester” (store) carbon from our atmosphere, where it is harmful, and pull it back into the earth, where it belongs, through regenerative agriculture, composting, and… Read more »