Entries by Mark Muller

Seeking Regenerative Policy Solutions to Midwest Water Issues

The relationship between agriculture and water – and the role of government in facilitating that relationship – has been a longstanding issue of contention, particularly in the agricultural Midwest. Need examples? In past couple of weeks alone, we’ve seen the following: A phenomenon known as flash droughts are presenting a risk to Midwest crops; A […]

Welcome Ahna Kruzic to the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are delighted to announce that Ahna Kruzic (she/her) is joining the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation as Associate Director. Ahna has a tremendous diversity of experience in nonprofit management, regenerative agriculture, and supporting farm and racial justice. She has been providing consultive support to RAF for the past year and has agreed […]

Restorying Regenerative Agriculture

RAF Launches Project to Connect, Support, and Learn from Black, Indigenous and People of Color Regenerative agriculture is an important tool for advancing healthy soils, clean water, and climate change mitigation. Yet that’s only part of the story. It is a pathway to a more sustainable and resilient future that addresses the inextricable link between […]

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Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Building a New Agriculture Vision

  A recent story published in the Des Moines Register delves into the life and upcoming work of Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, a longtime friend and partner of the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation. Regi is the president of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, a Minnesota-based organization that creates partnerships throughout agricultural supply chains, with a focus on regenerative practices […]

Why Black Farmer Debt Relief Supports Healthy Soil and Water

Scottie Pippen had a great Nike commercial from the early 1990s. The one-minute clip has Pippen, one of the two best players on the legendary Chicago Bulls dynasty, fall into a “time warp”. He’s suddenly dropped onto a 1950s-era basketball court and competing against a team of young men that look just like the image […]

Regenerative Farmer Gabe Brown Virtually Goes to Washington

Thirty years ago Gabe Brown wasn’t sure if his North Dakota farm was economically viable. That financial stress forced him to consider other ways of farming that were less dependent on chemical inputs. Through years of experimentation and learning, Gabe has built a remarkably resilient farm on the North Dakota plains. He has become one […]

USDA Federal Farm Payments Leave Something to be Desired

Recent news has centered around the imminent priority shifts with a new presidential administration. President-elect Biden has stated a desire to address environmental concerns such as reducing carbon emissions, using resources more sustainably, and repairing ecological damage. In order to achieve this, President-elect Biden and the likely-Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will need to take […]

Screening of Gather on November 23

Hosted by our friends at Real Food Media and Herbicide-Free Campus, join us on Monday evening for a free screening of Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Native Foodways. A fireside chat will follow that includes Anna Lappe, Melissa Nelson (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Elizabeth Hoover (Editor, Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States), and Sanjay Rawal […]

Building a Broad, Inclusive Regenerative Agriculture Movement

We at the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation were thrilled to be part of Global Minnesota’s October 16 World Food Day event. The day covered a huge swath of food issues, including food security, food safety, and sustainable development. Regenerative agriculture offers much more than just building health soils. Our session of World Food Day featured speakers […]

USDA, Climate Change, and Regenerative Agriculture

In the U.S. food and agriculture sector, the United States Department of Agriculture is perceived as an 800 pound gorilla with significant influence over the direction of U.S. agriculture. The department includes 29 agencies, nearly 100,000 employees, and a $153 billion annual budget (roughly 80% of that budget is for food assistance). While USDA cannot […]