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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

At Anarchy Acres we are striving to be grow the healthiest and best tasting wheat while leaving the lightest possible footprint on the land.  It's also very important to us that we work with our farming partners in a respectful spirit of cooperation.  Our status is transitional organic, and we intend to offer our first Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) crop in 2018.  We never use any pesticide, fungicide, herbicide, or fertilizer on our crop, even if there are “organic” options to fill those roles.  Since a good growing program always involves at least two crops, grown in rotation, our biggest challenge in these early years is to develop a multi-year, multi-crop rotation.  Since there are no organic farmers in our area, and no market for any organic commodities in Southeast Wisconsin, a key challenge to our goal of becoming 100% CNG has been to develop one or more “off-year” crops.  Right now we are growing our wheat in several different circumstances.  The wheat may follow a crop of red clover, a grassy hay mix, or modern soybeans.  The least desirable situation is to follow a crop of modern soybeans, and we don't see a need to do that after the 2016 winter wheat planting.  Moving forward we will be following crops of our own red clover or organic soybeans, as well as one old grassy hay field with cow manure amendments to add nitrogen.  Our 2015 and 2016 wheat crop has been tested for pesticide residue and was found to be well below the allowable standard for organic certification.

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