CREATIVE CREDO No.14 RECOVERING OUR PRECIOUS TOPSOIL — ORGANIC FARMING

Crisis in Farming. Today the whole farming industry is in a crisis. Financially the industry is being whipsawed by escalating operating costs on the one hand, and on the other hand at the mercy of the Jewish middlemen who set the prices of what they get for their produce. Millions of small farmers have been going broke and the family farm is rapidly passing into the hands of large impersonal commercial interests. This too is ominous for both the farming industry itself and also for the White farming family who has been the backbone of our race. On top of this, large foreign financial interests from Japan, from the Arab nations and elsewhere, looking for protection from their own unstable political satrapies are buying up American farms at an unprecedented rate.

Drug Addicted Soil. But over and above all these, the condition of the farms themselves are in a quandary. Because for the last forty years the farmers have, like a drug addict, indulged in chemical farming, they are now in a serious dilemma. They are now in the position of a drug addict who is at the end of his rope where more drugs will no longer give him a “high”, but if he quits he faces severe withdrawal pains. This is the tragic situation the farmers have been trapped into by the glib-tongued chemical fertilizer companies and their salesmen in collusion with the Department of Agriculture, as I described in the previous chapter.

Rising Cost. Now their land is poisoned and the rising price of more and more chemicals is becoming prohibitive. The plants are sick, and new varieties of insects never seen before are attacking the sick plants. Furthermore, the farmers themselves are sick and so to a large extent is the entire nation which is eating sub-standard chemicalized food. As we said before sick soil, sick plants, sick people.

The Answer. Is there anything we can do to reverse this dilemma America and its farmers find themselves in?

Yes, there is. The answer is organic farming. In order to undo the damage we must take both negative and positive action. We must stop using synthetic chemicals altogether and we must resort to organic farming.

Organic Farming. What is organic farming? Simply, it is implementing Nature’s Law of Return — putting back into the soil what is being taken out. It is as old as Nature itself and man has been using it in scattered parts of the world from the beginning of time, although too seldom and only intermittently. It is nothing new. Obeying the Laws of Nature is not a new idea.Following the Laws of Nature is what our religion CREATIVITY is all about.

Saskatchewan Farming. Between the time I was eight and the time I went away to college, I was raised on the farm. My dad was a wheat farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada. The original prairie land in Saskatchewan is some of the best wheat raising land in the world. I remember that we would raise a crop of wheat from “summer-fallow” land, i.e., land that had lain fallow or dormant for a year. The crop, if the weather held out, would be good. The next year the stubble from the previous year would be disced under and another crop of wheat would be planted. This was known as a “stubble” crop, and weather being equal, would never be as good as the “summer-fallow” crop of the year before, because the fertility of the land was decidedly less the second year than the first. Then the third year the same field would again be cultivated, but not planted, the stubble being disced under and allowed to recuperate, with the earthworms and micro organisms restoring some of its fertility. Then the fourth year again a “summer-fallow” crop of wheat and so on, in repeated three year cycles.

Dust Bowl. Like the rest of the farmers, my dad knew little about organic farming, and even with allowing the land to be fallow every third year it began to lose productivity, and when the dust-bowl Thirties came along there was havoc throughout the land. Tumbleweeds rolled across the fields and piled up against the fences and some of the best topsoil blew into the air and piled up at the fences where the tumbleweeds had collected. What with depression, extremely low prices for wheat, and crop failures, hundreds of thousands of farmers lost their farms to the Jew-owned financial institutions and Life Insurance companies.

Whereas we were giving the soil a rest every third year, allowing it to partially recuperate, we were not putting anything back in. The only redeeming feature in our whole operation was that at least we were not using chemical fertilizers with which to poison the land. We couldn’t have even if we wanted to. We were much too poor to buy chemical fertilizers, and anyway, during the thirties the Jews had not yet gotten their big sales program in high gear of selling the farmers on chemical fertilizers.

Perpetual Fertility. Organic farming, in which the land can remain productive for thousands, yes hundreds of thousands of years, is basically simple. Our virgin forests have maintained themselves in an undiminished state of fertility and productivity for hundreds of thousands of years. So have the rich prairies which produced the rich buffalo grass in undiminished vigor for eons, and fed the herds of tens of millions of buffalo. Basically the process consists of putting back the decayed plant and animal matter into the soil, and not poisoning the earthworms and micro organisms with chemical poisons.

Back into the Soil. Basically that is all there is to it. Putting back the humus and decayed matter into the soil and not repeatedly growing the same crops year after year that will exhaust the soil. 

In practice, this may be an oversimplification because when we speak of farming on a worldwide basis we have an infinite variety of crops, of soils, of climate and other factors. But the principle is the same — restoring the humus and decayed matter and allowing the soil to remain alive.

Setting Direction. It is not my purpose here to give a detailed and prolonged treatise on the subject, but rather to point out and give direction that we in America and the world must pursue in our farming methods if we are to save our topsoil, our farm land and continue to be able to feed the White Race.

Briefly, in order to give a little clearer picture of what organic farming entails on a particular field, let us take an exhausted piece of acreage in Alabama as our example on which corn, tobacco and cotton had been grown until the soil was exhausted. How can we restore it?

Brief Example. One of the first things we would have to do is restore the humus and get it into the soil. For this we need compost — decayed animal and/or vegetable matter. Farm yard manure is one of the most common sources of humus. In using manure, by the way, it is never good to use raw manure — let it “age” in a manure pile, and then apply it to the land. Rather than plowing it in and turning over the best topsoil to the bottom, it is better to disc it in. Remember the fertile topsoil in many cases is extremely thin and laying it even four or six inches under the surface may significantly decrease its productivity.

Testing Soil. Depending on the P.H. of the soil, this has to be restored to its proper equilibrium. It may be too acid or too alkaline. This can be determined by soil tests which normally a county agent will be glad to do for little or no charge. Also the test can determine what minerals it should have. Lime or other rock minerals can be used to “sweeten” the soil.

Natural Fertilizers. The minerals can be obtained from raw rock fertilizers in combination with composted organic matter. Such products are available commercially usually in 50 lb. bags. Never use acid treated rock fertilizers, because the acids destroy the microorganisms and the earthworms. These are absolutely essential, as I have pointed out before. They are the “chefs” that manufacture the “food” for the plants and only a live soil is a fertile soil.

Cover crops. Depending on the condition of the soil and how badly it is depleted, it might be necessary to first plant some green cover crops of legumes, such as red clover, alfalfa, vetch and others. These are then plowed under and will not only add humus but also free nitrogen to the soil. At least six weeks should be allowed for the legume crop to decompose before the pay crop is planted.

Rotation. Another valuable tool in organic farming is crop rotation. Again depending on the soil area and climate, the crops used would be determined by local conditions. For instance the crops and circumstances would vary substantially in the irrigated Imperial Valley of California from that, say, of the cotton lands of Alabama, or the cornfields of Iowa. But the principles are the same:(a) return to the soil what you take out;(b) do not use poisonous chemicals.

Abundant information available. This is not the place to write a handbook on Organic Farming. We neither have the space for it nor is there any lack of extensive information elsewhere on this subject. There are organizations that promote Organic Farming, that put out monthly magazines on the subject and have good detailed books to give complete information. My main objective here is only to make our members aware of the problem, and where the solution lies. For this purpose the above basics I believe are sufficient.

What’s happening to Our Planet. Having examined what is happening to our farms in America, let us now take a look at what is happening to the topsoil and the diminishing productivity of most of the land on this our Planet Earth.