It's possible to make so many changes to your farm business that you have no sense of how things are going whether for better or for worse.
Some recent high-profile articles written by farmers have lamented the crappy economics of farming. But we're not all struggling. One question many such articles fail to ask: is it possible that some farmers aren't making a living because they're not very good at farming?
The BC Ministry of Agriculture recently proposed legislation that would limit the use of the word organic in the marketplace to farmers who are certified organic
As a modifier, is 'Rockstar' just a sexy advertising hook? Or does it reveal something about the aspirations and attitudes of the demographic it's meant to hook?
For the 2014 farming season, one of my farmhands also happened to be a professional photographer. He took lots of great shots. Meanwhile, I maintained a weird journal for the whole season. The results are combined in this post.
It's a tricky issue. But here's why I think you should certify your organic farm.
"But at the moment when I made the connection between the celery and its growing environment, I began equating vegetable consumption with the notion of putting my mouth directly into the soil."
A former apprentice and soon-to-be apprenticeship host suggests that farm apprentices, on average, aren't compensated enough, and shares his ideas for improving their lot