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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Theodore Roosevelt

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

Aldo Leopold, 1949

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Out of the long list of nature’s gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil.