Healthy soil is underground insurance in extreme weather events, according to study
“By improving soil quality via sustainable agriculture, American farmers can protect us from impacts of drought and flood”
A new report by the National Wildlife Federation titled, Can Soil Save Us? Making the Case for Cover Crops as Extreme Weather Risk, was recently released in June. In this report, researchers have found that in the face of climate change, healthy soil can help to mitigate the effects of extreme weather, thus saving farms, rural communities and even the American agriculture industry.
According to the study, by promoting sustainable agriculture practices such as cover crops, Americans can work to improve the health of soil degraded by decades of mechanized farming.
For the full press release and to read the report, visit nwf.org.