Source: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new report showing that soil erosion on cropland declined by more than 40 percent in the past 25 years. At the same time, more than one-third of all development of U.S. land occurred during the same period.

The information was contained in the latest National Resource Inventory (NRI) for Non-Federal Lands, which was released at an event marking the 75th Anniversary of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the agency charged with ensuring private lands are conserved, restored and more resilient to environmental challenges.

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