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News and features about soil, water, and wildlife conservation on agricultural lands.

Lake Creates Wildlife Habitat, Family Recreation By: 08/17/2015 @ 3:31pm

Jeff Taylor wanted to go fishing. So, he made a lake. He also wanted to go water skiing with his kids. So, he made a big, long lake right in the middle of corn and soybean country in Ames, Iowa. Not exactly…

Women in Ag: Farmers As Conservationists By: 07/24/2015 @ 11:00pm

I work with producers on a day-to-day basis that chose to implement conservation practices into their operations. What I hear from them is that they want to solve a problem that occurs in their operation…

On-Farm Conservation Practices By: 06/02/2015 @ 3:50pm

Turn your farm into an agricultural water treatment facility like the LICA farm.

Making Corn More Sustainable By: 05/20/2015 @ 5:18pm

Sustainability has become a well-worn buzzword in agriculture, but for Monsanto it’s a multi-year effort that’s already making a difference, according to the company’s 2014 Sustainability Report released…

Convert a Corner of Your Land for Conservation Payoff By: 05/05/2015 @ 11:51am

For marginal lands, money is available to convert a corner of your farm into other purposes – including habitat.The case for wildlife habitat establishment has turned down a different path in a time of…

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