Looking for your soil mate?

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Looking for your soil mate?


With Valentine’s Day just one day away, NRCS is taking the opportunity to celebrate America’s soil and other natural resources.

Did you know demographers tell us there will be nine billion people on this planet by 2050? That means farmers will need to produce as much food in the next 40 years as they have in the last 500 – and they will need to do it without exacting an environmental and energy toll that will deplete our natural resources. 

That’s where conservation comes in. NRCS works with farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to put conservation practices, like planting cover crops and not tilling, to work that improves soil health. Check out the many ways in which farmers are helping soil. And hear from the nation’s top soil health experts.

Now, have you found your soil mate?

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