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  •  I think it doesn't matter too much ... (1+ / 0-)
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    WHAT is planted.  Agricultural land in general loses topsoil.  Here's one interesting link I found on "the Google".

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    by billlaurelMD on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 10:34:56 AM PDT

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    •  Land farmed with tractors loses topsoil. (0+ / 0-)

      Land farmed with horses, oxen, mules, etc., does much better. And those beasts of burden put their own soil back into the soil, too. True, you can't plant a thousand acres, and the grains would cost more, but it would put a lot more people back to work, and unsubsidized farming would be profitable. Just ask the Amish how profitable farming is.

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      by sravaka on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 02:21:44 PM PDT

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