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Conservation Choices

Conservation Choices

Your guide to 32 Conservation and Environmental Farming Practices

About This Guide

This guide features 32 conservation and environmental farming practices. The guide:

  • shows how each practice works and how it helps improve a farm.
  • lists items to think about when considering each practice.
  • gives information about NRCS technical standards.
  • talks about maintenance needs.


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