Soil health is crucial to the health of our water, air, and food supply. Healthy soil has the potential to store vast quantities of water and carbon. Farms can help reduce global climate change through carbon sequestration.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 33% of soil is moderately to highly degraded. Dairy farmers are turning this around through innovative practices to improve soil health and prevent soil from eroding in agriculture.
One environmentally friendly practice is planting cover crops.