The environmental and production benefits of improving the nation’s soil health are numerous and significant. On this site, news media will find a range of resources that provide background information, subject matter expert contacts, soil health farmer contacts and other information to help you develop news and feature articles about this growing and important movement.
The creatures living in the soil are critical to soil health. They affect soil structure and therefore soil erosion and water availability. They can protect crops from pests and diseases. They are central to decomposition and nutrient cycling and therefore affect plant growth and amounts of pollutants in the environment. Finally, the soil is home to a large proportion of the world's genetic diversity.