Protecting the land

BIGRED

Farm Hand
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I went to a town meeting last night and someone asked a great question. They asked what farmers are doing to protect the environment? I asked what are others doing? So, what are you doing to protect the farmland?
 

OhSusanna

Golden Chicken
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I think farmers do more than the average citizen to protect the land. Has there been a study on that or anything? I would've been put off by that person's question, @BIGRED. I do many things to protect the environment. I recycle, I repurpose, and I compost. I raise heritage breeds for my livestock that are known for thriving around here, which means less electricity and other resources go into keeping them alive.
 

Holii

Farm Hand
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57
Yeah I agree with OhSusanna on this. I hope you spoke up and defended farmers. I think sometimes people think we are ruining the land by planting crops. I also think that people think we clear land of trees and that doesn't protect the environment. We do so many good things though.
 

RichZ

Bean Stalker
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We recycle and compost, but most importantly we are totally organic.
 

Gordyg

Farm Hand
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I can see both sides to this situation. I have seen a few farmers rip up the land and make a mess of it. A couple have then pulled out and left a mess (I'm dealing with that at a new field we purchased). I do think that most farmers are conscience of the environment though.
 

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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I think large operations, like factory farms, aren't doing their part to protect the environment at all. I only have faith in the homesteaders and farmers who run a small to medium-sized operation. As for me, I don't use pesticides or herbicides. I actually run an organic operation. I also help the bee population by growing native flowers.
 
 
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