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“The main evangelist of the [U.S. Soil Conservation Service] was Hugh Hammond Bennett (“Big Hugh” or “the Chief”), the son of [an Anson County]¬†cotton planter and a Chapel Hill graduate in soils and agronomy… “In 1909, much to Bennett’s consternation, the Bureau of Soils announced: ‘The soil is the one indestructible, immutable asset that the […]

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