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

Converting Low-Producing Land to Habitat By: 09/23/2015 @ 1:35pm

Strolling across Pete Berthelsen’s land in central Nebraska, you glimpse an agricultural heaven. His shop, surrounded by beautiful native prairie plantings, is flanked by clean, flat cornfields on the east…

Hunting Lodge Adds Income, Recreation for Farm Family By: 09/23/2015 @ 9:22am

In the famed Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin, crops hug the contours of high bluffs and low valleys in storybook fashion. The bulging bluffs and winding draws of the Driftless are unique to the Upper…

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.

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