Defining Sustainable Agriculture – Forever Farming

Defining Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture is a conundrum facing farmers today. Sustain can mean “suffer,” “strengthen and support,” “bear,” “confirm that something is just or valid,” or “keep going over time or continuously,” according to Oxford University Press definitions. It seems there’s a definition to justify any farming method, depending on your perspective. The 1990 Farm Bill defined … Read more

PASA Launches the SOIL Institute

At its recent annual Farming for the Future conference, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) marked its 25th anniversary with the founding of the SOIL Institute. The acronym stands for Strategic Outreach for Innovation and Leadership, and the SOIL Institute will advance the dual goals of regenerating our soil resources and building a community … Read more