Conservation Training

Economics of Soil Loss

May 8, 2023

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Online

This Tech Talk will highlight the economic and social implications of soil loss. From a farm level economic perspective, soil is an important input in agriculture production and productivity. Loss of soil is not only a concern for agriculture producers, as the movement of soil off of fields has downstream effects. In this session, participants will become familiar with the current approaches used to evaluate economic value of soil loss. Additionally, they will become familiar with the evidence surrounding the costs and benefits of conservation practices that reduce soil loss. A better understanding of the economic values of soil loss provides insight on the role of conservation in farming practices and policy.