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By Kayla Bergman
Senior policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Farmers using conservation practices are seeing on-farm and community benefits


December 9, 2021

Investing in soil health on the farm through implementation of conservation practices helps build resiliency in the face of our changing climate. These investments can range from in-field management practices to retiring marginal land in perennials or wetlands.

Across the nation, farmers and ranchers are finding that a key component to building a brighter future for rural America lies beneath our feet. Focusing on soil health when making management decisions can, not only benefit a farmer's operation, but has implications beyond their farm.

In order to improve soil health and sequester carb...

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