Soil Health Policy as Catalyst for Change

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Soil health is not a niche.
Soil health needs to be treated as the norm!

Jeff Witte, NM Secretary of Agriculture on Soil Stories, September 2020

100% Regenerative Agriculture for New Mexico

The NM Healthy Soil Working Group is considering a memorial that would set a strong aspirational stewardship goal of 100% regenerative agriculture in New Mexico by 2030. An ambitious and visionary goal for agriculture, this effort would also influence policies for New Mexico in the vital areas of public health in conjunction with food, water, land, economy, transportation, climate & social equity.

Key components:

  • Achieve 25% regenerative agriculture in New Mexico by 2022, 50% by 2026, and 100% by 2030, the date the UN IPCC says we have to solve our climate crisis.
  • Increase consumption by New Mexicans of locally grown food from 5% now to 10% by 2022, 20% by 2026 and 40% by 2030.
  • A regenerative agriculture standard would be aspirational, voluntary and based on widespread adoption of soil health principles.
  • Achieving this standard would tremendously boost our public health, water resources, food and farm economy and environmental stewardship.

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NM Healthy Soil Working Group Policy Recommendations, June 2020

2 Responses

  1. Erika Robers

    What a beautiful plan! I love it! Speaking as an individual rather than a representative of New Mexico first.

    • admin

      Thanks for your enthusiasm, Erika. It means a lot!

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