Evaluating the untapped potential of U.S. conservation investments to improve soil and environmental health

New public and private initiatives are being developed to increase soil health-related practices on working lands. Billions of U.S. public dollars are dedicated annually toward soil conservation programs, and yet, it is not well quantified how investment in conservation programs improve soil health and, more broadly, environmental health. A new study provides evidence that there is tremendous untapped potential for conservation programs to confer greater environmental health in U.S. agriculture.