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Photo Gallery - Contour Farming

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Contour Farming

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Contour Farming

Photo of a farm tractor pulling equipment in a crop field along the contour of the land. Click photo for full page view Photo of a farmer harvesting hay from a field is being farmed along the contour of the land. Click photo for full page view
Contour farming improves water quality
by reducing sedimentation and runoff
Harvesting hay from a field that is being
farmed along the contour of the land
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Photo from the Dust Bowl era. A horse drawn plow being used along the contour of the land. Click photo for full page view Photo from the Dust Bowl era. A horse drawn plow being used along the contour of the land. Click photo for full page view
An early use of contour farming during the Dust Bowl era
 
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