This World Soil Day, Food Tank is recognizing that healthy soil is important for more than just crops — soil can also trap carbon and combat climate change.
The most comprehensive report on U.S. farmland reveals an unexpected reduction in agricultural land at the expense of residential development. One-third of the lost farmland represents the best land for intensive food and crop production, essential for feeding the increasing American population.
John Piotti, President of American Farmland Trust, advocates for sustainable farming in Maine and around the nation.
“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope,” wrote Berry.