How does wind erosion affect farming in Washington state?

Windstorms, less organic matter on topsoil and soil degradation among issues

May 10, 2021 – Wind erosion can cause farmers many problems. The May 7th, 2021 Sustainable, Secure Food Blog explores how wind erosion affects farming in Washington and some solutions farmers can use.

According to blogger Andrew McGuire, “Wind erosion is a soil health thief. In both sandy and fine-grained silt soils of Eastern Washington, wind erosion lifts, sifts, and then carries away the best part of the soil. Lost are the tiny particles of clay and silt with the organic matter that is stuck to them.”

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