Midwest farmers are turning to regenerative agriculture

A growing number of farmers in the Midwest are turning to regenerative agriculture on their operation.

A farmer in Indiana started her company, Lineage, based on the concept.

Sarah Cotterill says that at its core, regenerative ag is old school farming that promotes a healthy balance in soil health by shying away from chemical inputs. It is similar to an organic operation but producers do not need to transition to organic to enjoy the benefits of regenerative ag.

“A lot of it comes down to stopping that pesticide application and letting that balance of the micronutrients happen to keep the soil health and the plants healthy,” Cotterill said. “We on our farm shy away from tillage as much as we can, but sometimes is a process depending on what soil you have and how it functions.”