Could carbon farming save our soils?

By: Tom Oder Sustainable agricultural practices add essential carbon to soil's organic matter, which could be key to reviving soil quality Declining soil health could mean problems ahead as the world's population grows. (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr) The world’s soils are in jeopardy. Some scientists think agricultural soils are in such serious decline that … Continue reading Could carbon farming save our soils?

K-State expert: Why soil is necessary component for life to exist | Ag Professional

K-State expert: Why soil is necessary component for life to exist By Kansas State University January 14, 2015 | 11:40 am EST COMMENTS PRINT Soil, along with water, air and sunlight, are essential components for any life to exist, including crops such as wheat. Many authors have documented the rise and fall of civilizations throughout … Continue reading K-State expert: Why soil is necessary component for life to exist | Ag Professional

Farmers and Ranchers: When was the last time you felt enthusiastic about the soils on your operation?

Plan to be in Holyoke, CO, on February 12 & 13, 2015, for an exciting, informative and motivational event with Gabe Brown and Ray Archuleta. "The Farming Evolution 2015" will be held at the Event Center on the fairgrounds in Holyoke, CO. Thursday's program will focus on farming while Friday will look at the ranching … Continue reading Farmers and Ranchers: When was the last time you felt enthusiastic about the soils on your operation?

2015 is the ‘Year of Soils’. Here are the 6 chilling facts every African should be aware of

Arid soils in Mauritania (Photo: Oxfam International) THE United Nations has declared 2015 as the “International Year of Soils”, and with good reason. Soil is one of the most important resources that we have, if not the most important. It sustains all our agricultural and livestock food production, wood for fuel production, filters water so that we can drink it … Continue reading 2015 is the ‘Year of Soils’. Here are the 6 chilling facts every African should be aware of