South Dakota cover crop Photo by Colette Kessler, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), South Dakota.

Cover crop seedlings coming up in healthy soil with a wheat stubble residue cover. Paul Hetland farms in western Davison and eastern Aurora Counties in South Dakota with this field in a corn, soybean, wheat rotation with a strip till cropping system. Photo by Colette Kessler, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), South Dakota.

 

This recent story in the Guardian reports on how farmers across the world are ditching their plows to protect ecosystems – and it’s working. The United States in particular has played a leadership role.

 

“Healthy soil can also absorb massive amounts of greenhouse gas emissions – playing a key role in the drive to tackle climate breakdown and the biodiversity crisis.”

 

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