Conservation Programs: Maintaining the Integrity of Creation

One of the goals for a “common good” Farm Bill, is to nurture the growth of a sustainable agriculture agenda. The emphasis on “sustainable” is meant to express a distinction from conventional or production agriculture. The fundamental principle of sustainability is to meet the needs of today while ensuring the needs of tomorrow. Production agriculture excels at meeting current needs; it is debatable whether its industrial and monocultural practices make for viable natural resources in years to come—and sufficient food for all. Read more…