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Marty Jaus gets cloths from a bucket while his wife Loretta looks on as they milked their cows on their farm in rural Gibbon, Minn. "I don't know if we do any better financially," Marty said of being an organic farmer, "But there's so much going on in this farm that is inspiring." Jackson Forderer for MPR News

Couple finds farming organic nourishes soil, spirit

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GIBBON - The soil on Loretta and Martin Jaus' farm is premium stuff, brimming with organic matter and alive with billions of microbes. It calmly drank in a deluge this spring that flooded neighboring farmland.


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