The Freedom To Choose

In farming, as in life, choices are a good thing. That’s why I’ve always thought organic agriculture has a role in modern farming.

I’m not a scientist. I’m not an expert on nutrition or the environment. I’m not qualified to evaluate organic farmers’ belief that their way of doing things makes the most sense.

But I believe in free markets and people’s right to choose. Organic food provides another option for consumers, and organic ag provides another option for farmers. Those are good things.

The Podoll family of Fullerton, N.D., has played an important role for decades in the region’s close-knit organic farming community. In recognition of that, a prominent organic ag organization recently gave the Podolls a national honor. Read the story in the March 10 issue of Agweek.