A Washington State University doctoral student is working with Eastern Washington wheat farmers to document how integrating sheep into their operation contributes to sustainability goals. These include increasing and retaining soil nutrients, adding biodiversity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing soil erosion. Over three years, an organic approach to integration was most profitable and stored the most soil carbon.
Related ATTRA Publication: Integrating Livestock and Crops: Improving Soil, Solving Problems, Increasing Income
Source: Weekly Harvest Newsletter