Maryland Farmers for a Green New Deal

Written by Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumers Association The Green New Deal is the first Congressional proposal to tackle climate change that includes strategies related to food and farming. The Green New Deal would “. . . secure for all people of the United States for generations to come: clean air and water; climate and community resiliency; healthy food; …

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Video: Regenerative Ag. in Frederick County

Fair Farms had the chance to visit Holterholm Farms, a regenerative dairy operation in Frederick County, and speak with Dr. Ray Weil about the benefits of regenerative farming for soil health and water quality. Ron Holter and his family are helping to show that regenerative agriculture is beneficial for not just our soils, water quality, …

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More Farmers Moving Away from Plasticulture

By Jane Bloodworth Rowe We’ve all heard about how plastic is filling our landfills and contaminating our oceans. Plastic is not biodegradable, and it can break down into microplastics that wash into the oceans, pollute the water, and threaten marine life. However, many people may not be aware that agriculture is heavily dependent on plastic …

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Owl's Nest Farm Food Tank Speech

Owl’s Nest Farm: Building the World She Wants to See through Regenerative Agriculture

This past winter, the Food Tank Summit put on their conference in Washington, D.C. focusing on “Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders.” Among the panels of passionate young food leaders was Fair Farms’ very own farmer advisor, Liz Whitehurst of Owl’s Nest Farm. Liz has been a partner of ours for a year …

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Fair Farms Talks Soil Health at Annual Farm Aid Concert

A few weeks ago, Fair Farms joined tens of thousands of music fans, farmers, advocates, citizen-scientists, foodies, and food and farming non-profits from across the country at the 32nd Annual Farm Aid benefit concert. For those of you who haven’t heard of Farm Aid, it’s the annual concert—first organized in 1985 by Willie Nelson, Neil …

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Healthy Soil

Organic Farming a Powerful Solution for Climate Change

Study Reveals Organic’s Huge Potential in Capturing Carbon Organic soil is better at storing carbon dioxide and keeping it out of the atmosphere, according to a recent study from Northeastern University and The Organic Center. The study found that organic soil has a “26 percent greater potential for long-term carbon storage,” making organic farming a powerful …

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