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Producers have a new tool to fight saline soils expansion

Aug 24, 2020

The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition strives to help producers and landowners improve the health and fertility of their soil. One issue SDSHC focuses on is the expansion of saline soils — especially in the Upper James River Basin, where an estimated 2 million acres are now affected.

Fortunately, producers in that region have a new source of funding for conservation practices designed to remedy areas of high salinity.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in South Dakota has implemented a new Environmental Quality Incentives Program signup for producers in western Day County as well as portions of Brown, Marshall, Spink and Clark Counties to help combat the problem of saline soils.

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