The State of Colorado Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, announced it is in the final steps of launching a statewide soil health program to produce real incentives for farmers, growers and ranchers across the state.

We firmly believe in the program’s mission, which in part states: “Economically, supporting agricultural practices that benefit greater soil function will help position agricultural producers to participate in … markets where they may be compensated for the environmental benefits ...”

Acres U.S.A., based in Greeley, Colorado, founded National Soil Health Day in 2019, and worked within a broad coalition to discuss the complexities of launching and starting a program, especially in a state where soil health programs vary from industry to industry.

The final input is needed from Colorado residents on the program, which they can do here.

Read the full press release by the Colorado Department of Agriculture 

Learn more about National Soil Health Day and learn about how you and your organization can participate.

 

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