Many people are increasingly interested in knowing where their food comes from and how it is produced. The way agriculture is performed can have a huge impact on our air and water quality, our health, and the state’s economy.  Sustainable agriculture includes methods of production that increase profit while also benefiting the land, consumers, and community.


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Caw Caw Creek Pastured Porks  - Emile DeFelice conducts his farm according to agricultural practices that promote diversity and preserve the environment.  The pigs he raises are allowed to roam freely and are rotated through pasture and woods.  Neither waste lagoons nor confinement housing are used, so the pigs do not need supplemental medications the typical factory farmer would use to maximize production.  Farming practices also strive to minimize waste by returning manure to the soil as a fertilizer.

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