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Ag Day 2015: A beautiful day to be a farmer

California’s agricultural community gathered today on the west steps of the State Capitol to show, see and share the bounty of our state’s farmers and ranchers. It was a perfect day for such a celebration (although to be perfectly honest, … Continue reading

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Soil health music video – “Don’t Treat it Like Dirt”

Ag Day 2015 is scheduled for tomorrow at California State Capitol. The theme this year, “Breaking New Ground,” includes soil health, and that’s the subject of this music video produced for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Soil as food, and a cake

The UN has declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils. What is soil? Well, it’s simple – minerals derived from weathered rocks; and organic materials derived from living and dead organisms. Soil is also complex – it’s the “skin … Continue reading

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