New Report: Topsoil Eroding More Quickly Than Estimated in Minnesota


(Undated) — Samples taken from land in southwestern Minnesota are being cited as part of a new soil erosion study. A new report indicates that topsoil is eroding at a much faster rate than previously estimated. A University of Massachusetts geologist reported findings recently that topsoil is eroding 100 times taster than it is being replaced. Minnesota exceeds the national rate of soil loss caused by wind erosion.