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New young farmer Steve Burris feeds the Angus cattle on his farm on August 13, 2009. Burris has always been a strong believer that farms should remain in the family, passed down from generation to generation. His conviction became a reality for his own family recently when his father-in-law decided to retire after 69 years, and to sell Burris the property his family had grown up on and farmed. Burris decided to apply at his local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office

Success Stories: North Dakota Producers

Our producers are the key to North Dakota's conservation success and we want to share their stories with you. NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.