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On September 11th, The Organic Trade Association honored Israel Morales Sr. from JV Farms Organic with the Organic Farmer of the Year Award.
Israel Morales Sr. is JV Farms Organic’s lead grower with over 40 years of farming experience.
Israel has extensive experience not just in knowing what produce matches the type of soil but is also a master of soil health. He has a direct influence on the growing practices on all of the acres in his operation.
Some describe him as living and breathing organic farming. He has both an old-school mentality on how to grow organically with a flair for innovation.
Israel is a successful large-scale organic farmer, known as a steward of the land. He minimizes disturbance and maximizes soil cover, biodiversity, and the presence of living roots.
We’ve all felt it; the dog days are expanding their territory, lasting longer and showing their teeth more often.
According to NOAA, eight of the ten warmest years on record have occurred within the past decade. 2016 was the warmest year in the history of instrumental observation, and 2017 was the warmest year without an El Niño influence.
If the current greenhouse gas emissions rates persist, it will result in the continuation of the global temperature increase.
The Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C will require transformational challenges – especially in land use and farming. It is unattainable with our current practices,