Soil Health Values Explained
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Sep 29, 2014 02:22 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Advocates for soil health highlighted the benefits of both soil and water quality to members of a House Agriculture subcommittee on Thursday, but they also acknowledged solid economic numbers are needed to get more farmers to adopt such practices.

The hearing came as Congress was trying to wrap up its week and send members home to campaign. That left the ranks thin in the subcommittee with only a handful of lawmakers attending the hearing. Still, that didn't dampen enthusiasm for the subject matter.

Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., stressed his belief in the value of soil ...

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