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"A Chilean farm expert has a message for American farmers:  Treat soil as

if it were a straw-eating animal and trade in the plows for earthworms.

Otherwise, says Carlos C. Lamarca, agriculture is doomed...A good indicator of

just how infertile the Palouse area [Washington state] has become, he said is

the absence of earthworms in crop soil."

Red Wing, MN, newspaper, (AP)

"Expert:  Changes are need in U.S. tilling,"

4-2-97