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Enviromental Page

Peas fix nitrogen from the air. They are approx. 25% protein so people who cannot afford meat protien buy them. There are deer and moose feeding on the peas and predators feeding on the deer/moose.

Natural methods DO NOT produce enough nitrogen to grow enough grain to feed the world. The greatest invention of the 20 th century was the Haber-Boush process of producing chemical nitrogen. Without it the earths population must be reduced by 3 billion. Few know this, thanks to a education system/media that is corrupt and useless. The "green revolution" was actually based on the consumption of huge quantities of cheap fossil fuel. Most people will tell you that the apple iphone or the curved hockey stick was the greatest invention. Sounds like a joke but it is true. 

The first thing needed to be an environmentalist is honesty. The human race (my farm included) needs to alter the environment to exist and given enough time we will consume the earth. Most of what we need is renewable but they are a few elements that we will run out of. P, K and Cu in farm fertilizers are mined and will run out. We must populate other planets or face extinction. According to various reports there is a planet much like earth 1700 light years away, most people would say we cannot get there. 100,000 years ago our ancestors left Africa for Europe, many surely died trying over many generations, spreading without any plan. 10,000 years ago a man in a primitive boat would have never consider crossing the atlantic ocean. Our consumption based society is economically stagnant, attempting space travel could change that.  World war 2 was our last great science project, the prosperity and advancement lasted for decades, attempting space travel could give us the same effect in a peacefull manner. We are top of the food chain so if the bottom gets destroyed we are wiped out. It is just a matter of time before a meteor hits the earth. Science has come up with other doomsday ideas, earth changing orbit, disease, nuclear war, invasion by other species etc. Real enviromentalists push science and technology as hard as they can.


If one studies enviromental disasters such a BP in the gulf coast, it is clear no worker takes ownership of the process. I worked for a few large companies and that is normal so government produces volumes of regulations. More regulations promote a more lethargic workforce, a really bad cycle is formed. I take complete ownership of all process on my farm.


There is much debate about the sustainability of modern grain farming techniques that I use. My family has farmed some of my land since 1900. Our soil is becoming better each year, our farm is a CO2 sink, production per acre increases, energy and cost per unit of production decreases. So the trend is to feed more people for less money even while taking the best environmental care of land in our possession.


As a farmer I want to feed people but I must admit the ignorance of some people really make me angry. Nothing is taught about farming in schools, in a vacuum the worst spin is put on my style of farm. Most self-appointed enviromentalists really do not have a clue, mother nature is not kind, survival of the fittest is normal for her. I operate under her laws.


The strangest things happen when you mention environmentalism. David Suzki flies around the world with a private jet, probably using more fuel in a year than my farm does. Movie stars from different countries violate our laws, break and enter to strap themselves to smokestacks, in the process endanger our workers and cost tax payers money. Native peoples are automatically considered experts on the environment, a trip thru a reserve makes one wonder how that could be, they have the least education even though their education up to 5 years of university is free and most live in poverty. It is impossible to feed the earth’s population with a hunter/gather based society. The Indians present such a society as heaven, to live thru a Canadian winter as a hunter/gatherer without modern equipment is almost impossible. My great grandfather came here about 1900 only with a few of his sons. The women who were tough pioneer women did not believe a winter of -40 deg could be survived. Somehow being non-productive makes one an environmentalist, political parties elected by unions and freaks are projected by our media as the saviours of the environment. Most environmental plans from the left are nothing more than wealth transfer from the productive to the non-productive, which will cause our society to fail. As our society fails social order will break down, without social order we will destroy our environment fighting wars. I am all for renewable energy. However many half -truths exist in regards to getting off fossil fuels, the largest is the electric car, many of which are really inefficient coal cars as the power plants are burning coal..


It is impossible for us to go back in time without mass starvation. We are trying so organic farming, we think it  would yield 2/5 on my farm. If you truly believe in organic farming, ask yourself if you can eat 2/5 of normal. Somehow us farmers get blamed and portrayed as evil for our modern farming techniques, I can say I would organic farm if every other farmer would agree, prices would sky rocket, farmers would benefit and society would starve. I can barely find workers for large computer controlled machinery so a horse society would be an absolute joke. Some of the pioneer knowledge has been passed thru the family to me, I could probably survive but life would be hard. The city people would do much worse than me..


If no herbicide is used extensive tillage must be used to control weeds or the weeds push out the crop. Extensive tillage is terribly expensive, my large tractors cost more than ½ million each and wear out quickly doing tillage. The tillage equipment costs another ¼ million per tractor and also wears out quickly. A tractor pulling very hard doing tillage burns a terrible amount of fuel, up to 40 gallons/hr. Tillage destroys the organic material in the soil and in the process releases the CO2 that the plants absorbed when they grew, contributing to more green-house gasses. For every 1% increase in organic material due to no till practices, the soil will hold 40,000 gallons/acre more of water. This sounds high however it takes 6000 gallons of water to grow a bushel of wheat. So 1% increase of organic material equals 6 bu/acre more of wheat production.


Modern farming methods such as no till are actually making the land more productive as the land is gaining organic material. Organic material holds moisture, agriculture is really a proxy for water. Sand lets water and minerals leach thru, clay does not absorb water and is impermeable. We take on average 3000 lbs/acre per year from the soil, we add about 200 lbs/year of fertilizer. When I was young I wondered why the soil level does not decline and people have asked me if the soil is declining. The basic chemical formula of wheat is C6H10O5 and canola CH2-O-CO(CH2)n-CH2, notice only CHO, water and carbon dioxide from the air. I am told that P,K and S are used to bind the basic CHO together.

Keith Jacobs 1 780 679 8642

Farm general e-mail   jacobsfarmsdaysland@gmail.com

There are many questionable statements out there, many pushed by the parasite political left. One of them is urban agriculture. A person consumes about 2000 lbs of food/year or a gross input of about 100 bushel of wheat for bread, pasta and wheat for animal feed. It takes about 6000 gallons of water to grow a bushel of wheat, few people would ever guess such a high number but it is true. Urban agriculture would cause cities to smell like barns and run the city out of water.

Another fashionable parasite political left idea is that a vegetarian diet is somehow better as less land is used for agriculture, actually a mixed diet feeds more people as marginal land not suited for grain can be used to graze cattle and sheep. If the marginal land is left for buffalo/deer they would still need to be harvested as they would naturally overpopulate and starve or die of disease. Over population always results in disease. It is almost a certainty that a person suffers more than a farm animal, a suffering animal does not produce. Our ignorant society projects human characteristics into animals starting in childhood with cartoons. Animals only move because of danger or hunger, which us farmers eliminate. Most well fed adult animals will not leave confinement even if the gate is open. If I was forced to become an animal, my last choice would be a domesticated dog in a city. Slavery in my opionion.

Of course I am always changing my opionion based on what I see. In 2014 I thought agriculture production would always stay ahead of demand. As of 2022 I think there will be much starvation within 20 years.Human productivity is declining quickly due to communism, why work when the government sends money. The attempt at eliminating fossil fuel is causing a shortage of chemical nitrogen. I am amazed how fast society is collapsing.