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By Kalee Olson
Policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Peer disucssions, reliable resources key in adopting soil health practices


February 24, 2022

Nebraska’s agricultural economy relies on soil and water, so when the quality of those natural resources are in jeopardy, so too is the health of our state at large.

Since the beginning of modern agriculture, Nebraska has lost nearly one-third of its topsoil. Wind and water erosion have shifted valuable organic matter from fields, where it provides vital plant nutrients, to watersheds where runoff negatively impacts the safety of our water.

Just as unhealthy soil can cause a chain reaction that has negative implications for our state, such as low crop yields, increased chemical inputs an...

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