Noble Research Institute announced this week that it will focus all of its operations on regenerative agriculture. The organization also will set its primary goal to regenerate millions of acres of degraded grazing lands across the United States. Noble said they will achieve the vision through its direct work with farmers and ranchers across the nation as they transition to and profitably maintain regenerative management of their lands.
Steve Rhines, president and CEO of Noble, said, “Regenerative agriculture is the next step in the land stewardship journey.”
Regenerative agriculture differs from both mainstream conventional and organic agriculture in that it does not focus on inputs, such as fertilizer. Instead, regenerative agriculture uses interactions among soil, plants, water and animals to help build resilience in the soil.
Noble’s programming will center exclusively on regenerative ranching, which applies regenerative principles specifically to grazing lands. About 85% of U.S. grazing lands are unsuitable for producing human food crops, such as corn.
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