American Farmland Trust Shares Updated Soil Health Economic Calculator


American Farmland trust Tuesday announced an update to its Retrospective Soil Health Economic Calculator Tool. The update provides farmers a means of evaluating the return on investment of soil health conservation practices with 2020 price and crop data. The previous version of the tool used 2019 information. The updated pricing allows farmers to obtain a more accurate picture of the costs and benefits of their investments in soil health. The calculator is part of a comprehensive set of resources from AFT on the Soil Health Case Study Methods and Took Kit webpage. The calculator tool allows the evaluation of soil health practices adopted by row crop farmers for more than four years and within the last 15 years. The tool presents the net economic benefits in a partial budget analysis table and includes an estimate of the ROI in the soil health practices. AFT also released a customized almond version to estimate the economic effects of almond-specific soil health practices.