clownslapnut t1_iwjvf0j wrote

Trenching in our area is done for the reason of getting the water off the land as fast as possible. If water sits on our crop for any amount of time, it will perish. Not trenching means that we lose huge input expenses, so that is not economically feasible.


clownslapnut t1_iwj7db9 wrote

Hopefully we will come to realize the importance of bringing back wetlands to dampen the effects of big rainfall events. The rate of trenching/breaking up wetlands in agriculture is compounding as equipment keeps getting larger and more advanced. There needs to be monetary incentives for landowners to keep wetlands, as controls to stop trenching are totally ineffective.