Organic Crops and Farming
Organic farming is more than trend – our organic crops help the soil and help us remain competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.
As shoppers become more conscious of how their food gets to the market, producers and consumers alike are turning to organic foods and crops. With that in mind, Gold Dust and Walker Brothers have been putting up organic hay and wheat to not only get a foothold in the organic market, but to also increase the production of the ground when it goes from an organic crop to chipping potatoes.
Hay crops such as alfalfa are notorious for adding nitrogen to soil, which makes them perfect for following a potato crop in a field. When that same crop is raised organically, with organic fertilizers, not only do you get the benefit of what the hay crop does for the ground the soil also gets a boost in organic material that conventional fertilizers simply cannot add. As a result, when that field is then planted with chipping potatoes, we’re using less fertilizer which cuts down on the costs to our bottom line.
However, the benefits of organic farming go beyond just our bottom-line and profits. When you take into the consideration additional benefits to the environment, such as cleaner water, less chemicals going into the soil and less harm to wildlife, organic farming becomes the perfect example of sustainable agriculture.
Though Gold Dust and Walker Brothers still farm conventionally, we’re always looking to find ways to make less of an impact on the environment. Organic farming allows us to do just that.