Composting is a key response to soil health & drought response

While many states have statewide composting programs and goals, Oklahoma has not yet adopted such needed policies although compost has proven significantly increase soil organic matter and biological activity needed for optimizing minerals and water availability for plants and crops especially when there is limited water availability.

The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) released a major scientific assessment on global food security and its implications for the United States. The report, entitled Climate Change, Global Food Security and the U.S. Food System, identifies the risks that climate change poses to global food security and the challenges facing farmers and consumers in adapting to changing climate conditions.

The Oklahoma Composting Council (OKCC) was formed to collaboratively work with various agencies and groups through education to eliminate organic debris from Oklahoma landfills statewide with recommendations for agricultural composting endeavors including local foods, horticulture, etc. since 1995. Yet, Oklahoma’s organics continue to be wasted in landfills, dumped or burned. We need statewide policies to change these dynamics towards soil and climate health.

If anyone reading this blog has interest in working with the OKCC please send us a note. It appears to us that composting in Oklahoma is more an imperative with USDA climate change acknowledgement so we may work together to continue to advocate for composting as a drought mitigation and soil health tool.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Kathy Anichini – Moore
Oklahoma Composting Council and
Anichini – Moore Ranch & Farm
http://www.anichinimoore.com

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