Soil degradation costs U.S. corn farmers a half-billion dollars every year

https://phys.org/news/2021-01-soil-degradation-corn-farmers-half-billion.html

One-third of the fertilizer applied to grow corn in the U.S. each year simply compensates for the ongoing loss of soil fertility, leading to more than a half-billion dollars in extra costs to U.S. farmers every year, finds new research from the University of Colorado Boulder published last month in Earth’s Future.


Original Title: Soil degradation costs U.S. corn farmers a half-billion dollars every year

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