Soil Loss from Erosion

The 2010 National Resources Inventory (NRI) tracks natural resource conditions and trends on non-federal lands including soil erosion on cropland. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service released the 2010 NRI in September 2013. According to the NRI, in 2010 every state lost soil on cropland due to erosion. Nationwide we lost 1.7 billion tons of soil in 2010.

This handout provides statistics from the NRI compiled by the Farmland Information Center.

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Jennifer Dempsey
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
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Publication Date: 
February 1, 2015
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Fact Sheets and Technical Memos