It all starts with soil
Most people take soil for granted. It’s just dirt, right? Well, no. It’s actually the beginning of a great glass of milk. And almost all the food we eat, all around the planet.
Soil health really matters, and organic farming practices are designed to help keep soil healthy and improve it over time. Healthy soil provides a home for microbes, bacteria and fungi, insects and worms. Within this circular system, matter eaten by insects and worms is returned as nutrients. Plants growing in the soil move carbon underground, helping keep it out of the atmosphere. The organic matter in soil allows it to absorb and filter water, helping prevent erosion and control flooding.
Our farmers rely on composting, cover crops, crop rotation and responsible grazing to help manage soil health and provide their cows with pasture grass and forage. Toxic, persistent pesticides that can linger in soil are strictly prohibited under organic regulations.
Our cows play a role in soil health as well, breaking up soil as they move around, and providing manure that can fertilize the soil.