TITLE

Passion needed in conservation of soil, water

AUTHOR(S)
Laws, Forrest
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;7/20/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the establishment of the Soil Conservation Service, now known as U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and conservation districts. John Hassell, executive director of the Conservation Technology Information Center, said that April 14, 1935 is known as "Black Sunday" because on that day the dust being blown across portions of the Great Plains was so thick that it blocked out the sky. The Dust Bowl, which was caused by a combination of drought and clean-tillage, resulted in the loss of an estimated 850 million tons of soil from the Plains. This led to the establishment of the Soil Conservation Service.
ACCESSION #
17713264

 

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