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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Set To Destroy Old-Growth Forest “At least three hundred trees, older than this nation, will be destroyed if the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) comes through this ridge on our property,” Bill Limpert lamented. We were walking his part of Jack Mountain in Bath County, Virginia. I could smell the old-growth forest as […]
Richmond, Virginia, September 28, 2018: The courtroom was full as the three judges filed in from their chambers behind the bench. The bright green carpet with a perfect zig-zag pattern from a vacuum cleaner stood out. We are Sueing the State Water Control Board I was there to hear first hand all the arguments in four cases […]
The riparian buffers on our farm on Middle River are now fifteen years old. Fifteen years ago, the “River Farm” was basically a cool-season grass pasture with a few scattered mature trees along the banks of the river. Now, in addition to excellent forage for cattle, there are hundreds of native trees and shrubs and […]
Maryland: The newly elected republican governor, Larry Hogan repealed the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s “Phosphorus Management Tool”. Read my rant here. Maryland governor Larry Hogan. One of his first acts as governor was to pull the PMT regulation. Click on this image to read my oped piece published by the Bay Journal News Service. This […]
The United States is the world’s leading soybean producer and exporter. Tofu. That’s what most people think soybeans are grown for. But most soybeans in the U.S. are grown for oil and livestock feed. It’s big business. America is the world’s largest producer and exporter of soybeans with almost 75 million acres planted annually. It […]
Virginia Wildlife magazine cover, March/April 2016 issue. Virginia Wildlife magazine published my article “Poague Run: Restoring Trout, Restoring Hope” in the 2016 March/April edition. It’s the story about the people that restored a 3,000-acre watershed. More information about Virginia’s premier wildlife magazine and to subscribe, check them out at www.dgif.virginia.gov/virginia-wildlife. It’s happening. Throughout the 64,000 […]
Dr. Scott Nordstrom, DVM recommends fencing cattle out of streams. Beef cattle biosecurity and stream exclusion are very important to this large animal veterinarian. His First Week on the Job On his first week on the job as a veterinarian back in 1993, Scott Nordstrom treated a case that would stick with him the rest […]
In our quest to profit from the land and feed a hungry planet with annual crops such as corn and soybeans, we have abandoned one of the most powerful conservation practices known to science – contour farming. Used since ancient times to slow the flow of water across the land to make it soak into […]
Rachel Carson…she’s one of my heroes. This year for Earth Day (April 22, 2012) it is fitting to honor the 50th anniversary of Rachael Carson’s book, Silent Spring. Rachael Carson This book moved the world by heightening our awareness of the environment and the affects of indiscriminate use of pesticides. It ushered in the modern […]
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