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Soil Renaissance Begins
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:40 AM CDT

WINNIPEG, Canada (DTN) -- A pair of foundations unveiled their strategic plan on Tuesday to create a "Soil Renaissance" in agriculture.

Noting that science seems to know more about the cosmos than the soil under our feet, Farm Foundation and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation said they have been working to improve the research on soils and science tools farmers can use to measure their soil health.

The strategic plan was released at the World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, which is being held through Wednesday in Winnipeg.

The two foundations have been working on their Soil Renaissance strategic plan for ...

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