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Seven Miles Can Be a Game-Changer on Montana’s Little Bitterroot River

Environmental conditions along the Lower Little Bitterroot River in Montana are tough. Rainfall is barely 11 inches per year. Farms and ranches irrigating upstream in the summer make matters worse. They reduce streamflow significantly. Vegetation stays in poor condition. It … Continue reading

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CRP Boosts Bobwhite Quail Population in Arkansas

Walker Morris, a landowner near Earle in Crittenden County is doing his part to increase the bobwhite quail population in northeastern Arkansas. In 2007, Morris took 113 acres out of production and enrolled the land in the USDA Farm Service … Continue reading

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USDA Conservation Program Adds Meaning to Missouri Farmer’s Legacy

Missouri farmer Richard Phillips lost his brother Gary in 2000. Gary had polio. Still, he was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. A bench with Gary’s name inscribed on it sits near a pond on the farm and reminds the family … Continue reading

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30-Year Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Commitment “Made a Big Difference”

“CRP is a wonderful program and I’m very pleased with how it has benefited my farm. Some of the best grassland in the country is right here on my farm.” That’s from Ray Rush, who operates a farm near Melrose, … Continue reading

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No-till Farming, Wildlife Conservation, Ideal in Nebraska

Lifelong farmer, Leon “Bud” Gillespie, knows the importance of caring for the land to ensure it remains healthy and productive for future generations. He has seen firsthand how cropping environmentally sensitive land can affect the soil and environment in Morrill … Continue reading

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Idaho Century Farm Recognized for Outstanding Conservation Practices

As teenage boys Gary Farwell and his brothers Mike and Douglas jumped at the chance to help in the wheat and barley fields on their Idaho farm. As much as the family enjoyed farming and the agricultural way of life, … Continue reading

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USDA and Partners Bring Bobwhite Quail Back to Ohio’s Highland County

The Bobwhite quail has re-established its home in Ohio, and many say the reason for the return is a critical conservation effort. Nearly 15,000 acres in southern Ohio’s Highland County are enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) administered by … Continue reading

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Iowa Rediscovers Wetlands

Conservation Program Restores Areas and Regains Environmental Benefits Iowa is considered one of the most ecologically altered states in the nation. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that about 10 percent of the state’s surface area was once comprised … Continue reading

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Conservation Plays Key Role in Preserving Oklahoma Centennial Farm

Dan O’Hair is a fifth generation farmer/rancher who lives on a Centennial Farm in the far southeast corner of “No Man’s Land” in Oklahoma. In 1901, his great grandfather and grandfather each staked claim to 160 acres through the Homestead … Continue reading

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Minnesota Landowner Commits to Conservation to Preserve Land for the Next Generation

When the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was enacted in December of 1985, Carl “Russ” Pilegaard, a Minnesota farmer knew the program was something he needed to incorporate into his farming operation so he reached out to his local Farm … Continue reading

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