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Wordless Wednesday: Old-Fashioned Manure Handling

April 3, 2013

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In honour of yesterday’s post on manure, I thought I’d share this photo of my son helping me clean out the barn last fall. With only 2 cows sheltered in a log barn well over 100 years old, we handle manure the “old-fashioned” way and apply it to our hay fields to build and maintain […]

Is Manure Use on Organic Farms a Food Safety Threat?

April 2, 2013

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One of the most frequent criticisms or concerns I hear expressed about organic food is the suggestion that organic farmers “rely” on animal manures for fertility, so therefore, organic food is at higher risk of microbial contamination. The statement contains a number of assumptions, and I’d like to take some time to explore them. 1) […]