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What That Mud in Our Rivers Adds Up to Each Year

Darling, as a resident of an agricultural state, was very concerned with soil erosion. Ding suggested that "the top soil which goes swirling by in our rivers at flood stage may look like mud to you but it is beefsteak and potatoes, ham and eggs and homemade bread with jam on it." On his own farm, which was not subject to water erosion, he planted tree lines in the 1930s to reduce the effects of wind erosion.

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