Practically speaking, farmers tolerate tractor noise, smells, and early-morning activity like roosters crowing. But more than that, they can share equipment and advice, help one another when livestock escape, and share best practices and lessons learned. This is all part of a rich agricultural tradition.
Known for its productive, well-drained soil, the Puyallup Valley is an area rich with agricultural history and promise. It is also a target for commercial and residential development. That is why, for the next several years, PCC Farmland Trust will dedicate resources there.
Why focus our efforts in one area? There are many reasons. But it all boils down to this—farmers make the best neighbors to other farmers.
Sure, "conservation in concentration" sounds catchy, but the real benefits span economy, ecology, and community. Can you guess how?
Read PCCFarmland Trust's full article here.