Kilmer hears from organic farmers on Peninsula

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer heard criticism of the farm bill during a visit to Jefferson County…John Bellows of SpringRain Orchard and Farm in Chimacum said, “We’ve benefited from several programs like the [Jefferson County] conservation district, and the value-added grant for our Chimacum fresh poultry operation.”

Conservation Quotes

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

Carrying out an effective nationwide soil conservation program is not a simple matter in a large country of diversified characteristics and interests.

Charles E. Kellogg, 1938

Essentially, all life depends upon the soil … There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

In other words, the treatment must fit not only the needs and adaptabilities of the land but the needs and adaptabilities of the farmer as well.