Why is soil health so important? Check out the Soil Health page on the USDA NRCS website to learn about what is soil health, how to achieve it, and what farmers and ranchers around the country are doing to build and protect their soil. Be sure to also take a look at the Montana NRCS Soil Health resources to read about ways the state has already taken steps to support farmers and ranchers who are interested in adopting or already using healthy soil practices.