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The Soil Health Institute

The Soil Health Institute's (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement. An evolution of the Soil Renaissance, an initiative established in 2013 by the Noble Foundation and Farm Foundation to advance soil health and make it the cornerstone of land use management decisions, the Soil Health Institute serves as the primary resource for soil health information.

    Soil Health Institute Releases State Level Soil Health Policy Resources Image

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    01-21-20

    Soil Health Institute Releases State Level Soil Health Policy Resources

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today released an update to its state level Soil Health Policy Resources Catalog of legislative, agency, and academic policies and programs to advance soil health. The updated catalog, housed on the SHI website, also includes information on non-profit and for-profi...

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    09-12-19

    Report Analyzes Farm Bill Impact on Soil Health

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) today released the Impact of 2018 Farm Bill Provisions on Soil Health, a comprehensive review of each new provision and its role in advancing soil health, the foundation for regenerative and sustain...

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    07-17-19

    Soil Health Institute Releases Comprehensive Strategy for Soil Health

    The Soil Health Institute today released its comprehensive strategy for enhancing soil health at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Soil Health Institute in Sacramento, Calif.

    An abundance of research shows that practices designed to improve soil health also reduce nutrient loss to w...

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    07-09-19

    Soil Health Institute Releases Progress Report on Adoption of Soil Health Practices

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) has released PROGRESS REPORT: Adoption of Soil Health Systems, based on data from the 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture. The analysis includes a state-by-state breakdown of changes in adoption from 2012 to 2017 for cover crops and no-till production.  Cover ...

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    06-20-19

    Soil Health Institute Names Dr. Wes Wood to Board of Directors

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today announced that Dr. C. Wesley (Wes) Wood, Professor of Soil and Water Science and Center Director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences West Florida Research and Education Center, will join its Board of Directors.

    "Dr....

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    05-29-19

    Economics of Soil Health to be Assessed Across North America

    Management practices that improve soil health can be good for the farm and the environment, but farmers need information on economics when deciding whether to adopt these practices.  To address this critical issue, Cargill and the Soil Health Institute have announced a new partnership to assess, ...

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    03-27-19

    Soil Health Training to Supply Growing Demand for Sustainable Cotton

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the nonprofit organization charged with safeguarding and enhancing soil health, has announced it will launch “Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton,” a continuous engagement project to help U.S. cotton farmers increase soil health on their farms. In additi...

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    03-14-19

    Soil Health, Human Health Research Priorities Identified

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today released the Conference on Connections Between Soil Health and Human Health report, which includes recommendations for better understanding soil health - human health relationships. The conference was designed to bring the soil health and human healt...

    North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements Workshop Concludes; Primary Investigators, Site Managers, and Project Scientists Meet to Finalize Soil Test Plans Image

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    01-30-19

    North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements Workshop Concludes; Primary Investigators, Site Managers, and Project Scientists Meet to Finalize Soil Test Plans

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the nonprofit organization charged with safeguarding and enhancing soil health, hosted a two-day scientific workshop for more than 80 scientists who are partnering with SHI to evaluate 31 soil health indicators across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  Soil s...

    Soil Health Institute Selects Seven Scientists, Begins Sampling Phase of North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements Image

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    01-22-19

    Soil Health Institute Selects Seven Scientists, Begins Sampling Phase of North American Project to Evaluate Soil Health Measurements

    The Soil Health Institute (SHI), the nonprofit organization charged with safeguarding and enhancing soil health, has selected six project scientists and a statistician/database manager to oversee evaluation of soil health indicators at more than 120 long-term agricultural experiment sites across ...

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