Since 1954, the Hunter Family has been growing healthy and nutritious food for the Delta Region of Southeast Missouri. Johnny Hunter II practices Soil Conservation to protect the environment and ensure their farm lasts many more generations to come.
Chapter 2: Cover Crops
Utilizing Cover Crops protects the soil the crops are planted in. Specific Plants are allowed to grow deep into the soil, promoting Soil Health and Fertility. The result is a thicker crop bed, which absorbs more water, with less top-soil run-off.
Chapter 3: No-Till Farming
Castor River Farms utilizes No-Till methods, which decrease Top-Soil Erosion and reduces the amount of water needed to irrigate our fields. This results in less fuel for our large machines, which translates into less carbon-emissions from our farms.