Why regenerative farming?

Regenerative agriculture has been all the buzz in the farming industry these days. But what exactly does regenerative mean, and why are farmers embracing this new trend? Axo spoke to a few farmers about why they decided to adopt regenerative practices.

1. Taking care of the land

Conventional farming is primarily focused on yield, and not too many people talk about the health of the soil. Focusing on yields has created many problems – many farmers are dealing with pressures of continual land degradation, so they’re interested in changing. Regenerative practices allow farmers to maintain the long-term sustainability of their soil.

2. Increasing profitability

Profitability is a key driving factor in many farmers’ transitions to regenerative practices. Regenerative practices can be more cost-effective due to fewer input costs and higher revenues from price premiums. Also, using cover crops increases biodiversity and helps deal with weeds and insect pests, which has lowered seeding costs and increased yields.

3. Reversing climate change

Soil is one of the most effective carbon sinks on this planet – farmers who want to be part of the solution to the climate change issue can modify their practices to sequester carbon out of the atmosphere and into the soil.

4. Healthier products

Regenerative agriculture focuses on soil health, which leads to higher nutritional value in foods and a healthier population. There has been increased demand for healthier agricultural products grown through regenerative products.

If you’re a farmer who has adopted or is considering adopting regenerative practices, join us! Axo is here to help regenerative farmers connect with businesses interested in purchasing regenerative products. We’ll help take care of the logistics for you, while you can focus on growing healthier products and improving our planet!

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