Horticulture fundraiser draws community

OREGON – With the weather getting warmer, and green things sprouting up everywhere, what better way to spend your weekend than planting a garden? …Booths from the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District and Clackamas River Water Providers were set up next to the sidewalk informing buyers about […]

Agriculture weighs in on farm bill failure

NATIONAL – The National Association of Conservation Districts also expressed its disappointed [sic]. “Today’s defeat brings us further away from passing a new farm bill on time and providing producers with the certainty they need to continue feeding and clothing this nation,” Brent Van Dyke, NACD president, said. […]

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Aldo Leopold, 1949

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

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Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.

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.