Hunger Task Force Farm – Small Acres, Big Productivity
Good soil practices are paying financial dividends for farmers in some states in the upper Midwest, and Wisconsin may soon join in. Bob Bosold talks to Jack Cornell with the United Soybean Board about Farmers for Soil Health. He explains their model and the companies that are already buying in, literally.Even small plots of ground can be incredibly productive.
Pam Jahnke visits with Sarah Bressler, farm manager for the Hunger Task Force’s 208 acre property in Franklin, WI. It’s land leased for 30 years in partnership with Milwaukee County. Bressler said they produced a record 411,000 pounds of fresh vegetables and produce they’ll distribute to food pantries.
Affordable health care is major talking point at a lot of state conventions and conferences this winter. Stephanie Hoff gets real-life perspective from a farm couple in western Wisconsin. Dylan Bruce from Ferryville. He and his wife operate Circadian Organics and Driftless Seed. He’s also president of his Vernon-Crawford County WI Farmers Union Chapter. Dylan tells me that because farming is such a unique business, he doesn’t qualify for BadgerCare. And because he’s got a preexisting condition, he’s got to pay for expensive insurance.
Interview begins at 33:02
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