Operating in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas  
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•  Transitioning from "conventional" to "sustainable" and biological methods
•  Serve as a long-term "steward" of the land rather than short-term miner of soil nutrients
•  Creative and resourceful and not content with conventional means or mediocrity
•  Continually seek alternative means to work "with" and utilize natural processes, increase soil fertility through natural means, and reduce and eventually eliminate reliance on pesticides and inorganic fertilizers
•  To meet demands of an increasingly informed and growing consumer market concerned with food safety and diminishing nutrient content of fruits & vegetables
•  To grow plants that produce fruit with nutrient content at historically higher levels
•  To enhance product "ship-ability" and shelf-life
•  A balanced and "living" soil grows meaningfully healthier plants with higher plant sap brix levels that:
   - vastly increase resistance to insect, disease and weed pressure
   - raise sap freezing point and increase cold weather tolerance
•  Conventional farming methods frequently ignore natural processes and damage soils and increase dependence on increasingly costly inorganic chemicals and fertilizers
•  To achieve greater profits through greater yields and reduced input costs
•  Cultural practices that foster a soil with these characteristics:
   - balanced natural mineral chemistry
   - optimal level of organic matter
   - teaming and diverse populations of biological life
•  Methods that reverse the effects of decades of abuse from conventional methods and "rebuild" soils to virgin-like condition - or better
•  Use natural, slow-release fertilizers and biological soil amendments rather than high-salt and inorganic chemicals
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