"Lake remediation starts with soil restoration" | VTDigger

An excellent op-ed about how the health of Lake Champlain is directly tied to our historical agricultural waste problem in the U.S., and a call to action about soil restoration. In sum: Displacing actual sh*t doesn't make a food system more efficient! 

I want to see dairying remain an important way of life on the land here in Vermont. I realize that change is difficult especially when profits are low and margins are slim. When the next round of public money is directed at remedying the high levels of phosphorus in Lake Champlain, it will be absolutely essential to be as creative and open minded as possible. We need to restore the health of our soils however we can.
— Jack Lazor, farmer/owner Butterworks Farm & author of The Organic Grain Farmer