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Confluence Videos By: 07/21/2014 @ 1:33pm


How to Save and Build Soil By: 06/24/2014 @ 9:16am

There’s a saying farmland sellers use to entice buyers: “They aren’t making any more of it.”Well, there’s a little more to it than that. Centuries ago in the Amazon Basin of South America, natives…

Dust Bowl V.2: Hot, Dry Conditions Create Domino Effect By: 05/15/2014 @ 10:48am

The dust has settled, but for how long no one can be sure. At any moment, the winds may blow, moving the topsoil -- soil that took Mother Nature generations to craft -- even farther from its origin. One farmer…

Will Another Dust Bowl Hit the U.S. Great Plains? By: 05/14/2014 @ 1:37pm

Some dust storms during the 1930s left parts of the Plains -- and everything on them -- under 6 feet of dust . . . dust from soil that nurtured the lifeblood of this region."My great uncle would talk about one…

Boosting Topsoil Quality By: 04/07/2014 @ 3:30pm

Dan DeSutter asks a seemingly easy question: If you invested money with money managers who lost half of it, what would you do?Easy answer: They’re outta there.Swap money for soil carbon, though, and the…

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