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New USDA Report Shows Conservation Benefit

No-till planting of corn into a cover crop of barleyConservation Practices Reducing Sediment, Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Great Lakes Region

Farmers using combinations of erosion-control and nutrient-management practices on cultivated cropland are reducing losses of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorous from farm fields and decreasing the movement of these materials to the Great Lakes. Read the latest Conservation Effects Assessment Report.