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Soil electromagnetic properties at the microwave frequencies have been extensively documented in the literature. However, similar information at the higher millimeter frequencies is not available. A laboratory experiment was conducted to investigate the extinction behavior of wet and dry soil at millimeter wavelengths (26.5-110 GHz). For dry soil, the extinction coefficient increased from 0.02 to 0.6 cm-1 as the frequency increased from 26.5 to 110 GHz. The presence of even a small amount of water in the soil (5% by weight) reduced the penetration of millimeter wave signals into soil by a factor of ten.