Farmers set a course for the future, by going back to the way it was. For Clay Govier, that means raising crops beyond the ones he’s always grown.
“It's tough to make a good living growing corn and soybeans anymore,” he said. He'd like to grow peas, kidney beans, sunflowers, and other crops too. “We really need to get back to growing food people eat,” the Broken Bow farmer said.
At the same time, he wants to integrate livestock and manure instead of synthetic fertilizer, while capturing more carbon. “Improving the soil. A lot of people talk about sustainability. I don't want to sustain what we have,” Govier said, saying sustainability falls short when farmers can be regenerative.Read more