In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), made a resolution proposing December 5 as World Soil Day. This day is designated to celebrate the importance of soil and its vital contributions to human health and safety.
California’s air, water, soil, wildlife and landscapes all received a healthy boost in federal fiscal year 2013, with over 2,400 farmers and ranchers joining with NRCS and partners to voluntarily invest time and money in protecting and restoring natural resources under their care.
California’s farmers and ranchers interested in participating in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) have until Dec. 20, 2013, to do so. Contact your local NRCS office for details.
Jason Weller, Chief of USDA-NRCS, with help from machinery operators in Fresno, demonstrated the process that the local agricultural and regulatory leaders have agreed upon for destroying old, higher-polluting agricultural equipment.
Soil – a living and life-giving substance, without which we would perish. As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy is of paramount importance. Improving the health of our Nation’s soil is one of the most important endeavors of our time.
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