Write a 3 to 4 page paper on soil degradation in the United States. Key points need to be addressed. 
What is soil degradation?
Are we as a country doing anything about it?
What are some of the things we are doing?
What does the future look like with the things we are doing to stop the degradation? 
Please use the attached references for the paper. If the resources are used please correct in-text-citations. Please no direct quotes!


Resources
Eswaran, H., Lal, R., & REICH, P. (2001). Land degradation: An overview. Retrieved from
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/soils/use/?cid=nrcs142p2_054028
Cox, C., Hug, A., & Bruzelius, N. (2011, April). Environmental working group: Losing ground.
Retrieved from http://www.ewg.org/losingground/report/erosions-long-destructive-train.html
Schless-Meier, A. (2014). The soil will save us: A manifesto for restoring our relationship with
the land. Retrieved from http://civileats.com/2014/06/05/the-soil-will-save-us-a-manifesto-forrestoring-our-relationship-with-the-land/
U.s. forest service announces final rule on restoration of soil and water resources. (2013,
September 12). Retrieved from http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?
contentid=2013/09/0176.xml
Grace communications foundations: Soil quality. (2014). Retrieved from
http://www.sustainabletable.org/207/soil-quality
Al-Kaisi, M. (2014, February 19). What is soil health and how can we improve it?. Retrieved
from http://www.extension.iastate.edu/CropNews/2014/0219al-kaisi.htm