“This farming has gotten so industrialized and out of hand,” Gabe Brown said.
We were sitting in the shade on his North Dakota regenerative farm, watching several hundred chickens scratching in a field of mixed cover crops. They provided ready contrast to the ills Gabe was describing. Most chickens these days live in cages so small they can’t even spread their wings.
Abe Collins, a soil advocate colleague of Gabe’s, felt he understood the root of the problem.