Soil Health: Critical for Farmers, the Environment and Global Food Security

By Congressman Tim Walz
Feb 3, 2017 12:30 PM ET

Spanning across southern Minnesota from the South Dakota border in the west to the Wisconsin border in the east, Minnesota’s First Congressional District is home to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Here you’ll find fertile soil, rich with nutrients that support the growth of a wide variety of crops.

In my district, like many others throughout the United States, farmers are the backbone of our economy. There are no better stewards of the land than those who depend on it for their livelihoods and the livelihoods of their families.

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United States Congressman Tim Walz (DFL-MN-01) is a member of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, and is a member of the Congressional Soils Caucus and the House Organic Caucus. He has a long history of advocating for policies that support farmers and ranchers, and is a tireless advocate for conservation practices that protect and preserve natural resources.