Food Matters: Soil Health
The loss of topsoil to wind, rain, and other forces is a natural process, but when intensified by human activity, it can have negative environmental, societal, and economic impacts.
Scientists are showing that we are sending tons of tiny plastic particles into our soils each year, potentially affecting crops and our health.
Solar farmers get a hand from regenerative agriculture experts to feed the soil under their arrays—another powerful tool to help fight climate change.
A Texas farmer is bucking tradition by putting soil health above all else. The result? Water-retaining, nutrient-rich pay dirt.
Cover crops, an age-old farming strategy, can help boost soil health, protect water sources, and create fields that are more resilient to climate change.
Carbon farming, an agricultural movement taking root in Northern California, aims to improve the soil and help stabilize the climate.
By focusing on soil health, this North Dakota rancher didn’t just save the family homestead—he made it flourish.