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Defining What Sustainable Agriculture Really Means

If we go by the dictionary definition of sustainable, the meaning is pretty clear. When we start talking about sustainable agriculture, things get a little more complicated. SUSTAINABLE: Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level. As our culture...

USDA Report says, 97-Percent of all U.S. Farms are Family-Owned

USDA Report says, 97-Percent of all U.S. Farms are Family-Owned So THIS is the face of corporate farming; The American family. According to a 2012 United States Department of Agriculture census, 97-percent of all U.S. farms are family-owned. The USDA’s National...

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Did You Know? Herbicides can aid soil conservation. The use of herbicides reduces the need for tilling, preventing soil erosion and water loss.

Did You Know? Yakima County has the most organic farms of any county in Washington?

Fact or Fiction?

Fiction: Organic farming means grown without pesticides.

Fact: The USDA approves a lengthy list of pesticides for organic farming. Take a look here.

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The Benefits of Pesticides

The benefits of pesticides include higher quality food production, increased profits for farmers and the prevention of diseases. Although pests consume or harm a...

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