As harvest kicks off, the American Soybean Association is placing soil at the center of all things social media through their campaign #SoilSeptember. Much like their previous campaign #SoyOnWater, this initiative will highlight the sustainable practices that growers implement to protect soil health.
In case anyone was wondering, farmers are still out there soiling their undies – all in the name of science and soil conservation. This week, the conservancy’s first “Soil Your Undies” results were released from the Saginaw Watershed Farmer Network Field Day at WMW Bierlein Farms in Michigan.
Soil, its health, or lack of it, its loss or regeneration, as in the past, is again at the center of global mass migrations, hunger, malnutrition, economic collapse, and climate change.
Research on biodynamic methods, albeit limited, have mixed results and there is nothing definitive for any part of this production method.
If farmers can get paid for an ecosystem service of carbon sequestration, while improving their soil’s ability for a greater return on investment, why not?