American farmers are wasting the land upon which the nation's strength depends at an appalling rate. Between 4 and 6 billion tons of topsoil are moved each year by various forms of soil erosion. Not all that soil leaves the farm, of course, but probably about half does, and much of the rest is sorted into coarser, less fertile components which then bury better topsoils elsewhere.



soil, topsoil, land ethic, conservation

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