The notion that we as humans can “control” nature through technology and cleverness is misleading and ultimately nature has the final say in what happens. The 2012 drought is a testament to that fact. Many farmers and ranchers were severely hurt. However, proper management of resources can mitigate disasters.
- People think they can control nature with sprays, tractors, mono cropping, cleverness and technology – it doesn’t work
- I believe that nature has the final say
- It makes more sense to work WITH nature instead of against it
- There are no feedlots in nature, no matter how you try and justify it, there are no feedlots in nature
- Feedlots concentrate animals and many people make the argument that “we can’t feed 9 billion people without industrial ag” Well, what about the corn that required to feed those animals? Where does it come from? Is that “sustainable?”
- Proper livestock management can increase stocking rate by 1000% in some cases. 400-500% more likely, I’ve seen it done
- A lot of people are caught in this paradigm, so they will come up with creative ways to justify their practices
- Industrial Agriculture practitioners are hard working, smart and dedicated but there is a better way
- What a lot of them don’t understand is that we have an unfair advantage, the sun
- Responsible use of toxic chemicals is an oxymoron – in most cases
- This is why I’m not a big fan of poultry and other critters that eat grain – feeding them grain is detrimental on many levels, economically, socially and environmentally. Try to avoid importing grain to your farm/ranch.