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

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

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

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.
Corn belt farmland has lost a third of its carbon-rich soil