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In terms of civilization, it is more valuable than gold. The soil is the foundation for food and stability required for organized, structured society. Without good, productive soils, everything else starts to erode away. The loss of productive soil is a sad tale that shows up over and over throughout the history of mankind.

This repeated trend throughout the earth’s millennia of agriculture intrigued David Montgomery, a geologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, who spoke at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in March.

Limited funds for agriculture slows Lake Erie efforts

By Mike Libben

        At the recent Lake Erie Farm Forum in Oak Harbor, State Senator Randy Gardner and Representative Steve Arndt introduced the concept of the Clean Lake 2020 plan.

        This proposed legislation will help support agricultural best management practices (BMP) and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) that are tasked with assisting farmers with conservation work. It will be introduced to the Ohio legislature as a source of new funding that will be directed at best management practices that have reduced phosphorus runoff

        The new bill will be a companion piece to recent legislation that has set agriculture restrictions on fertilizer and manure applications, licensing for those who apply nutrients and other regulations against water pollution that have been in effect for years.

Billionaires won’t save the world - just look at Elon Musk

        Will Mars save humanity? Or will our savior be billionaire Elon Musk?

Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, humbly believes we don’t have to choose. Mars will save us, he promises, and Musk himself will engineer this Mars miracle.

 

border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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