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Study: Midwest topsoil 'being eroded 100 times faster than it's forming'

 

December 29, 2022

Christopher Vondracek, Star Tribune

An irrigation unit parked on a tilled field in Dakota County in May 2022.

Farmers might not know it - but something is stealing the land from under their feet.

It's erosion.

"I don't even think they know how much they're losing," Jodi DeJong-Hughes, a soils and water quality educator at University of Minnesota Extension. "We have this deep, rich, black soil. And it gets a little less each year."

https://www.startribune.com/new-study-midwest-topsoil-disappearing-faster-than-previously-thought/600239146/

 

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