What about organic farming? Based on his experiences, Forrest Pritchard of Smith Meadows Farm in Berryville, Virginia gives us his take during the drought of 2012:
"Here is a young field of corn in June. Although at first glance this field looks green and vibrant, take a close look at the ground. What do you see? Lots of exposed dirt, incapable of retaining moisture as a hot season progresses. To successfully plant the corn, farmers spray the earth with herbicide, killing off competing vegetation. As long as it doesn't get too hot, and rains reliably fall, everything is okay. When drought hits, however, this exposed ground will cook as hard as a brick."
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First Name: Forrest
Last Name: Pritchard
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