Maximizing Biodiversity

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We know that there are more living organisms in a single spoonful of soil than there are people on earth, and we’re learning more all the time about how important these organisms are in maintaining a healthy soil.

Integrating Animals

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Grazing results in ecological benefits beyond what’s possible without livestock, and it’s also an important economic component to soil health systems for all ranchers and many farmers.

How to apply the Healthy Soil Principles

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New Mexico’s Healthy Soil Act is based on five soil health principles: ­keeping the soil covered; minimizing external inputs and minimizing soil disturbance on cropland; maximizing biodiversity; maintaining a living root; and integrating animals into land management. Here are some … Continued