Soil health research, education receives $20 million funding

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Today, on World Soil Day, the nonprofit Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announces a $9.4 million grant to the Soil Health Institute, NCGA’s Soil Health Partnership and The Nature Conservancy to improve soil health and, ultimately, support positive economic and environmental outcomes for American farmers. Seeking measurements, methods However, there is no standardized measurement for soil health in the United States; instead, different sets of measurements and methods can conflict and confuse farmers and field conservationists.This project will help the industry adopt standardized measurements to evaluate and improve soil health while expanding education and tools for local farmers, agronomists, and landowners. “The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is pleased to harness the power of collaboration by supporting three leading organizations for the long-term benefit of our nation’s farmers and food system.”

  

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