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USDA Soil Scientist Reveals Simple Tips for Improving Soil Health

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  • The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which is part of the USDA, has become very committed to understanding and teaching about natural soil health and regenerative agriculture
  • Principles that make soil healthy and well-functioning include keeping the soil covered with mulch or cover crops, having living root, bringing in diversity of plants, and integrating animals
  • By implementing no-till farming with cover crops and integrating animals — basically mimicking nature — farmers can reduce petroleum-based inputs, build soil, and save time, money and precious resources like water

By Dr. Mercola

The health of the soil in which our food is grown is intimately connected to our health, not to mention the environment as a whole.


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