North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements

North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements The Soil Health Institute announces methods for evaluating soil health indicators at a continental scale The concept of soil health is gaining widespread attention because it promotes agricultural practices that are not only good for the farmer and rancher, but also good for the environment. An abundance … Continue reading North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements

The Language of Soil Health-Wayne Honeycutt

“Agricultural practices that enhance soil health are as good for the farmer as they are for the environment. Proven benefits of healthy soil include boosting crop yields, enhancing water quality, increasing drought resilience, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing carbon sequestration and building disease suppression. “To continue growth and adoption of practices that benefit the health … Continue reading The Language of Soil Health-Wayne Honeycutt

National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation

  National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation Soil Health Institute Endorses 19 Soil Health Measurements After 3 Years of Collaboration For scientists, farmers and ag policy makers, one nagging question has yet to be completely “unearthed:” Just how healthy (or unhealthy) are the nation’s soils? “We can’t really know the answer to that … Continue reading National Soil Health Measurements to Accelerate Agricultural Transformation

Protect and Enhance the Soil

Giving Give Online Case For Support Ways to Give Protect and Enhance the Soil Your gift enables farmers, ranchers, policymakers, and businesses to implement sound soil science in the field and catalyzes adoption of soil health systems that are profitable, resilient, and provide invaluable ecosystem services that include increased carbon sequestration reduced greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading Protect and Enhance the Soil

Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Monthly Newsletter January, 2020

ESMC 2020 Priorities   As we begin 2020, we are cognizant that there is much to achieve and collectively accomplish with our members and stakeholders to prepare for a national market launch in 2022. We are eager and excited to continue our progress! Our quarterly in-person meetings with ESMC members are opportunities to collectively decide on … Continue reading Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Monthly Newsletter January, 2020

Research

Soil Health Research The overall goal for the Soil Health Institute’s research program is to address strategic, high priority needs of the scientific and stakeholder communities for advancing soil health. Collaborative public-private research developed under this plan will contribute collectively to enhancing productivity, resilience and environmental quality through soil health. Results will increase the scientific … Continue reading Research

Request for Applications

Qualified Laboratories are Invited to Submit a Proposal. The Soil Health Institute is seeking laboratories to conduct soil analyses in support of its North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements. The goal of this project is to determine which measurements are the most effective indicators of soil health in varying climatic zones, soil types and production systems. … Continue reading Request for Applications

Policy Catalog

Soil Health Policy Resources Catalog A Catalog of State Level Policy Resources   Soil health policies are growing in number and importance across the United States but are widely dispersed across a variety of academic institutions, state agencies, legislative bodies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies. This catalog brings these policy efforts together to facilitate cross-pollination, … Continue reading Policy Catalog

FFAR Awards $9.4 Million

FFAR Awards $9.4 Million to Spur Next Leap in Agriculture: Improved Soil Health to Optimize Economic and Environmental Results for U.S. Farmers Soil Health Institute, Soil Health Partnership and The Nature Conservancy to Collaborate on Research, Benefiting Environment, Farmers and Communities The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan support in … Continue reading FFAR Awards $9.4 Million