Happy Earth Day!
Actively participate in healing the earth.
Here's what you can do:
- Don't use pesticides
- Don't use herbicides
- Plant bee friendly plants
- Permanent pastures cool the earth and prevent erosion
- Support Grass-based farms
- If you're buying non-dairy milks; almond, soy, cashew, etc. buy organic
- One grass-fed steer has the power to heal the earth
Bee Deaths- A Lethal Combination
Bee expert Reed Johnson of The Ohio State University, with support from the Almond Board of California, determined the cause of bee deaths in about 80,000 colonies brought in to pollinate almond trees.
The deaths and deformed brood were caused by a combination of fungicides and pesticides. Each product was deemed "safe" for honey bees.
However, when combined, these products turned lethal. 5% of the bees brought in to pollinate the 2014 almond crop died.
One person can make a difference. Be the one!
Great News for Iowa!
Iowa currently has over 10,000 factory farms.
A new bill presented in The Iowa House of Representatives, House file number 203 by Sharon Steckman (D-53).
proposes a moratorium on new and expanded factory farms.
State senator Claire Celsi (D-21)
is introducing companion legislation in the Iowa State Senate.
In Iowa over 750 waterways are impaired due to factory farms and chemical run-off.
Show support for this bill by telling your state representatives that Iowa's environment, and your family's health, is a priority.
Here's More great news...
The Rodale Institute is a pioneer for organic farming methods. They are opening the Midwest Organic Center at Indian Creek Nature Center in Marion, Iowa this summer. They will have an outreach and education center. The Rodale Institute is a great resource for organic farms and farmers transitioning to organic practices.
There are 723 organic farms in Iowa, ranking it 5th in the nation.
We're committed to the health of the land, livestock and you, our customers.