This Week in Ag #43
December 8th is #NationalChristmasTreeDay. This of course sets up the great debate, real or fake? While every family weighs the pros and cons of choosing the Tannenbaum they rock around, a popular nation is that fake trees are more eco-friendly. After all, they can keep for many years, right? And isn’t it bad to cut down real trees merely for decoration? Not so fast.
This Week in Ag #42
What’s fueling regenerative agriculture? Sustainability, climate concerns, ESG-driven investors, soil health and heightened crop input costs are all major contributors. Another may be the shift in demographics. Millennials (born 1981-1996) recently passed baby boomers as the USAs most populous generation. And more than half of the US population is now comprised of millennials or younger. With a shift in population, and shift in culture, comes a shift in buying patterns.
This Week in Ag #41
This is American agriculture’s big week – Thanksgiving! Our celebration of food takes center stage on family dining tables from sea to shining sea. Not only do we honor the 1% who currently feed us, we also reflect upon the many contributions of the original American agriculturalists, our Native Americans. For starters, they saved the Pilgrims from starvation during their first years in the New World. The Wamponoag tribe utilized their famous “Three Sisters” cropping practice: corn, beans and squash.