White House Announces Soil Health Initiative – Fall Line’s Soil Sustainability Efforts Recognized

December 5, 2016 / whitehouse.gov

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with Federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders, is announcing new steps to promote the long-term health and sustainable use of one of America’s most important natural resources: its soil. The new actions being announced today aim to advance scientific understanding of soils to better care for them and their ability to support food security, climate mitigation, ecosystem services, and public health. Numerous universities, businesses, and non-governmental organizations developed new projects in response to OSTP’s Call to Action to protect soil resources. Fall Line Capital is participating with $200 million in investment capital to expand modern soil conservation practices, including through the use of of precision agriculture tools, onto degraded land.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is releasing a framework for Federal soil science, and announcing new actions to protect soil health.