Posted 2/23/2021 18:38 (#8853727 - in reply to #8853208) Subject: RE: Vilsack Confirmed - Livestock Condemned
South Central MN
We have some organic acres, and I can't say that I disagree with you. Mainstream organic is in no way a carbon-sequestering practice when compared to conventional no-till. I think that the key word that you are overlooking is "regenerative" organic. I hadn't heard about it before, and it is apparently launched around 2018.
At first glance, it looks like someone snorted to much unicorn dust when creating the pillars below, and then the article the OP posted took it to the next level claiming it'll fix farming. I don't doubt that it'll work for small hobby farms and farm-to-table type of operations. I can't see it working on the large scale needed to feed everyone. They want to eliminate "factory" animal farms; where do they think we get the nutrients needed to grow our crops? They won't allow synthetic fertilizers, but then mandate that livestock must be free-grazing, which eliminates any chance of collecting the manure for fertilizer. I will not criticize anyone who chooses to attempt becoming certified for regenerative organic. If they think it is the right thing to do for their farm and/or there is a strong business case for it, then have at it. I am against mandating regular or regenerative-organic as practices that will fix US agriculture. Both practices have tons of problems of their own, and would not currently be able to to feed the country.