The Southern Plains Perspective—Soil Erosion—the “Quiet Crisis”

By Clay Pope — Let’s talk a little bit about soil erosion.We all know it happens. It’s a natural process. Heck, the Grand Canyon is nothing but soil erosion that happened over the millennia. Dust, dirt, silt, it all happens when you disturb the soil.So, what’s the big deal? Haven’t we been dealing with soil erosion since the days of the Dust Bowl? The big deal is that while agriculture has done a good job of reducing erosion since the “dirty thirties,” we still have a LOOOONNNNGGGG way to go if we are going to have the resource base necessary…

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