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Posts tagged erosion

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

Water washing soil from a farmer's field

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

November 20, 2012

Winter Blanket 

winter rye

More Farmers Running For Cover Crops

Corn and soybean farmers are adding a cover crop season – whether they have cattle to graze on the green or not.

June 5, 2012

Gone With The Wind 

wind sock

Researchers Against The Wind

For many Midwesterners, wind is an occasional nuisance. For farmers, though, the wind’s impact can be huge — drying out crops and eroding topsoil.

October 2, 2011

Green Thumb 

row cover on a large farm

Beginners Guide To Gardening: Cover Crops

The growing season is winding down and the days are growing shorter. Just when you thought your work was over, your garden still needs your attention.

April 20, 2011

Farming Woes 

Erosion Prevention

Erosion Is Washing Away Soil, Threatening Food Supply

Farmers struggle to balance rising rates of soil erosion with the need to produce more crops.

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