"The Farmer & The City Girl Podcast Episode 006 - Cover Crops"
In this episode Carrie wants to know what cover crops are, what their actual purpose is and why they help regular harvested crops. Rob tries to keep it non-political, but eventually they discuss the pro vs anti cover crop guys.
Then they discuss the Milwaukee Crypto Outbreak and why Milwaukeeans would be happy if farmers got a stipend to plant cover crops to keep pollutants out of the water. And how the consumer would even make the correlation between cover crops that were involved and the food they purchase.
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Meg Brown pretty well blew me away with her honesty. Listen as she talks about mental health in agriculture.
6:38 Two headed cows
12:57 Showing consumers the truth
23:29 SM success without booty shorts
30:18 California tribes
40:29 Mental health in agriculture
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Food waste is a major issue in the United States, as well as the world. Research shows that about 97% of food wasted in the United States ends up in landfills and the less than 3% of waste that doesn’t see a landfill is being utilized in other commodities such as compost, black soldier fly larvae, and other methods. That means that approximately 30-40% of the calories available to the human population finds their way into the landfill.
Although the global economy and environment are slowly becoming more aware of the massive issue regarding food waste, it’s still one of the biggest issues plaguing, not only the agriculture industry, but also the global economic, ethical, and environment. Public speaker and author of the book, America’s Waste Land, and founder of Wasted Food joins me today to shed some light on this significant issue, share his thoughts on what the ag industry – as well as consumers in general – can do to increase awareness and make a difference in the world by finding different ways to reduce the amount of food wasted throughout the country.
“Food waste is simply a poor use of resources. To me, it’s being a poor steward of the Earth.” – Johnathan Bloom
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Donnarie Hales from the Grow Smart Podcast from BASF speaks with other podcast host Rob Sharkey of the Shark Farmer Podcast and the Farmer & The City Girl Podcast, Tim Hammerich of the Future of Agriculture Podcast, and Wendell Schumm of Ontario AgCast.