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

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…

Marginal Land Turned Savannah is Haven for Wildlife By: 04/30/2015 @ 12:20pm

There’s an island in the rolling sea of corn and beans that is McLeod County, Minnesota, and it’s where wild things live. It’s an island of switchgrass and big bluestem, mostly, and it’s there on…

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Senator Grassley and his Mower

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