January 9, 2017
Here’s a good example of a large farm using interrelated farming practices toward becoming more sustainable. Often it is stated, no-till farming— which doesn’t disturb the soil— requires greater use of herbicides to control the weeds. This South Dakota rancher is using integrated farming practices where his livestock manages weed control instead of relying largely upon herbicides.
This reinforces the belief that farmers who care about the land and environmental conservation can find ways to do so without sacrificing economic viability. As pointed out in the article, the existing agricultural system promotes over production of commodity crops (soybean and corn in particular) but this does not benefit the farmer, the land nor ultimately the eater.
To read the original post: S.D. rancher moves to no-till, reaps reward