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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…

Water Wise: Doubling down on water conservation practices By: 03/05/2014 @ 3:37pm

On a foggy, drizzly day in early February, Gary Price was grateful for a trace of moisture. “We were dry last summer,” the Blooming Grove, Texas, rancher says. “Beginning in September, we received 20…

World Soil Day focuses on "neglected resource" By: 12/05/2013 @ 9:31am

December 5 is being hailed as World Soil Day, a time to bring attention to the importance of soil science and conservation, according to a statement from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) “Soil…

What's a windbreak worth to your crop? By: 12/02/2013 @ 1:28pm

They've been around for decades. They perform some vital functions on a lot of farms – many during times when conditions are harshest – but are often undervalued in the context of crop production…

Keeping the Ogallala alive By: 09/27/2013 @ 12:37pm

The Ogallala Aquifer supports millions of acres of crop and grazing land in the nation's Plains, making the underground reservoir arguably the most important natural resource to that region's farmers…

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