A more than $9 million grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will assist farmers, ranchers, and landowners strategically assess and implement soil health improvement practices on their farm. Awarded to the to the Soil Health Institute, the Soil Health Partnership and The Nature Conservancy, the grant will support research efforts aimed at improving soil health.
Nick Goeser, National Corn Growers Association director of soil health and sustainability, says the grant is a huge boost for soil health research.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is a nonprofit established through bipartisan support in the 2014 Farm Bill. The project will help the industry adopt standardized measurements to evaluate and improve soil health while expanding education and tools for local farmers, agronomists, and landowners.
By providing better research through the grant, farmers and landowners will have improved long-term sustainability.
Learn more online at www.soilhealthpartnership.org.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.