Happy Thanksgiving !
We, at USA Agro Farm, celebrate Thanksgiving with our everyday zeal to continue practicing organic, sustainable and green farming, fostering soil health and environment. We would like to send our sincere green thank to stakeholders who greatly helped us realized our farming journey in the United States. Our commitment to organic farming is unfailing. We learn everyday from the practice, make amends with soil and try to heal. In return, our farmland gives us abundance of healthy produce and livestocks. We’re thankful to the Mother Earth for all these miracles that she performs in every day and every season.
Last year, we signed up 10-year lease for our 10-acres farming property from sustainable farming pioneer organization, Foodshed Alliance. It has been great learning experience- preparing soil for fruits and vegetables, establishing grazing and foraging areas for our livestocks such as goats and heritage breed chickens. And, off course, learning hard and heartbreaking lessons and figuring out how to deal with relentless predators. This year, as we undertake our Journey Person and mentorship from Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NJ) and United States Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS), we enthusiastically looking forward to establishing lasting legacy of farming in the United States.
We’re also equally optimistic about New Jersey State’s farm bill that created an Organic Farming Board in Department of Agriculture which is spearheaded & promoted by NOFA NJ and it was written into the bill that NOFA, The Foodshed Alliance, North Jersey RC&D, organic farmers and other stakeholders will be represented in the board. The bill ASSEMBLY, No. 3444, STATE OF NEW JERSEY
220th LEGISLATURE which was INTRODUCED MARCH 8, 2022, and, subsequently, passed by the House says, “Regenerative farming" means farming and grazing practices that (a) prioritize soil health and ecosystem health, (b) reduce reliance on synthetic inputs, (c) reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter, sequestering carbon, and restoring degraded soil biodiversity, and (d) engage in conservation practices to ensure the long-term health of the farm's ecosystem, among many benefits.”
Once again, happy Thanksgiving to you all.
Pradeep Pariyar Thapa
USA Agro Farm