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Soil health report cards can track progress

Michigan State University Extension educators are recommending farmers assess their soil health during weather extremes. Field crops educator Monica Jean tells Brownfield improving problem areas starts with tracking how fields are adapting to climate swings. “First we don’t have enough moisture then we have so... Read More.

Soil and Water Outcomes Fund

A grant to Missouri Soybeans from the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund will help farmers diversify their operations with another value-added opportunity. Amanda Shetler, with the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund, says they purchase carbon credits from farmers who implement conservation farming practices.... Read More.

USDA funding soil survey research

The USDA is awarding $3 million for regional grants to build soil survey research and data collection. The Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to fund projects that address emerging issues such as urban soil surveys, climate, or soil biodiversity and crossover into ecological sites... Read More.