Building on soil in Big Sandy
Common Ground, Part II: How organic and regenerative agriculture are revitalizing rural Montana economies.
Last updated 10/15/2021 at 10:35am
by Emily Stifler Wolfe
Montana Free Press
Wind and water have eroded Montana soils since the first plow turned earth on the Northern Plains more than 150 years ago, taking with them one of the state's most important resources. Since then, tillage, plus the fertilizer and pesticides common in industrial agriculture, have continued to degrade the soil that agriculture depends on. With climate change threatening almost 25,000 Montana agricultural jobs in the next 50 years, many farmers, ranchers and researchers believe the status quo is no longer adequate. And though conventional farm...