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Link to press release: New Study Underscores Value of Farm Conservation Practices for Lake Erie


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New Study Underscores Value of Farm Conservation Practices in Western Lake Erie Basin

NRCS helps farmers make conservation improvements on working lands. This report by NRCS’ Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) shows voluntary conservation practices reduce sediment losses from fields by an estimated 80 percent and reduce the amount of sediment being delivered to Lake Erie by an estimated 40 percent. Reports like this one help the agency better understand the effectiveness of conservation practices and how to adapt conservation approaches. Read more.

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