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Conservation programs support conservation practices through financial and technical assistance

Conservation programs support conservation practices through financial and technical assistance
The USDA conservation effort relies mainly on voluntary incentive programs to address natural resource issues. Land-retirement programs remove environmentally sensitive land from production. Working-land programs provide technical and financial assistance to farmers who install or maintain conservation practices on land in production. Common practices include nutrient management, conservation tillage, field-edge filter strips, and fences to exclude livestock from streams. Agricultural land preservation programs purchase development rights from farmland owners to maintain land in agricultural uses.

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Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2013

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