Tractor Trails Of Protesting Dutch Farmers Snarl Traffic for Hundreds Of Miles : NPR

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/01/766012978/tractor-trail-of-protesting-dutch-farmers-snarls-traffic-for-hundreds-of-miles A story with fascinating implications for industrial agriculture.  The Dutch Supreme Court has ruled that ammonia from livestock is affecting the Dutch climate goals, and has thus placed a halt to the construction of confined animal buildings which are…

Regenerative Agriculture and the Green New Deal

https://youtu.be/zkqFCxcOK4k Will Harris of White Oak Pastures drives home the point that the Green New Deal (GND) is a real platform for turning our rural ecosystems into vital ecological assets, instead of the abandoned spaces and dumps for industrialization that…

Excellent slide presentation on soil microbes

Copy and paste this link into your browser:http://www.slideshare.net/MauraMcDW/emimo-kcsa-resilient-farmer-april-2013 This power point presentation is geared more towards operators and explains the different programs/technologies which can provide you with microbes for the soil.  The presenter is Austin's own Steve Diver, one of…

Just announced! Soil testing and mineral class this Saturday August 17th

Just announced! I will be presenting a class on soil testing and soil minerals this Saturday 2 pm at BriteIdeas (www.bihydro.com) on South Congress and Ben White. They have great tools for organic gardening and hydroponics/aquaponics. Soil Minerals.  Title:  Rebalancing…

For some Texans, this might be a taste (or not) of things to come.

https://youtu.be/Yg6NSNWxn64 This is a 5 minute video (very well done) on a West Texas town that has been dealing with the issue of water use for oil and gas versus agriculture and local residents.  What I found to be most…