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Organic Agriculture Builds Healthy Soil, Stores More Carbon, Study Says

Organizations in the agriculture industry may have a new reason for going organic: a new study indicates that soils on organic farms store away “appreciably” larger amounts of carbons, and for longer periods, than typical agricultural soils. The study is proof that not only do organic agricultural practices help fight... Read more » The post Organic Agriculture Builds Healthy Soil, Stores More Carbon, Study Says appeared first on Environmental Leader.
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