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Our Farming Practices

Leading the Way in Regenerative Agriculture

 

Cover Cropping

We plant cover crops on nearly 100% of our acreage. A cover crop is a crop of a specific plant that is grown primarily for the benefit of the soil rather than the crop yield. Cover crops help us suppress weeds, manage soil erosion, help build and improve soil fertility and quality, control diseases and pests, and promote biodiversity.

No-Tillage

We implement no-till methods on all of our cropland. No-till farming minimizes soil disturbance, which helps keep carbon in the soil. It also decreases soil compaction and helps reduce erosion and runoff.

Precision Irrigation

Our irrigation systems allow us to precisely apply nutrients to our soil and growing crop. Applying nutrients with precision saves water while preventing erosion and runoff.

Biodiversity

In addition to planting a variety of cover crop species, we also focus on creating wetland areas to help maintain healthy environments for species big and small.  By promoting biodiversity on our farmland we can ensure a more sustainable and healthy ecosystem for us all.

Non-GMO Crops

We use non-GMO seeds to grow our crops that are used to feed the cows at MVP Dairy. As a result, the milk from the dairy is Non-GMO project verified.

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