---Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry have written an outstanding piece about the importance of proper soil management, titled "The 50-Year Farm Bill", in the Op-Ed section of today's New York Times.
An excerpt: "For 50 or 60 years, we have let ourselves believe that as long as we have money we will have food. That is a mistake. If we continue our offenses against the land and the labor by which we are fed, the food supply will decline, and we will have a problem far more complex than the failure of our paper economy. The government will bring forth no food by providing hundreds of billons of dollars to the agribusiness corporations."
I'm really blown away that the NYT would run an opinion piece as detailed and arcane, though as critically important, as this.
I sure hope Governor Vilsack reads the Times.