Hexbyte Glen Cove Corn belt farmland has lost a third of its carbon-rich soil thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Corn belt farmland has lost a third of its carbon-rich soil

Credit: CC0 Public Domain More than one-third of the Corn Belt in the Midwest—nearly 100 million acres—has completely lost its carbon-rich topsoil, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst research that indicates the U.S. Department of Agricultural has significantly underestimated the true magnitude of farmland erosion. In a paper published in the Proceedings of the...

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