The USDA recently put $10 million behind grants to establish environmental markets, including one in Iowa to reduce nitrogen runoff.
While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.
The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests farmers could avoid major losses if they used practices that promote soil health.
Brad Dunn gives tips for buying a nice bottle of wine this holiday season. Then Chef Daniel Orr makes two cheesy appetizers to enjoy with a glass or two.