Across wide swaths of Iowa and other Corn Belt states, the rich, dark soil that made this region the nation’s breadbasket is being swept away at rates many times higher than official estimates.
That is the disturbing picture revealed by new techniques that track soil erosion with unprecedented precision. Read More
spent to boost all-out
production in farm states
spent to protect
soil and water
of Iowa farmland lost dangerous amounts of soil in 2007
of soil loss is preventable by simple conservation measures