Canada’s Transformation to Conservation Agriculture

Catching the Green Wave

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By Stephen Leahy

“Conservation is getting nowhere,” Aldo Leopold lamented in his foreword to A Sand County Almanac in 1948. It’s taken too long but conservation is getting somewhere in Canada and will take a major leap forward as agriculture undergoes a major transformation from low-price commodity agriculture toward conservation agriculture.

Tens of thousands of Canadian farmers and ranchers are taking action right now to improve the environmental health of their lands in spite of the enormous pressures of the global marketplace and often poor crop prices.

— First published in Conservator magazine, Jan 2006. See Catching the Green Wave for full story.

Contact: writersteve AT gmail . com (no spaces)

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