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    Why Farm Bill Conservation Programs Matter (and What You Can Do About It)

    good conservation practices = healthy soil and clean water = resilient farms = nutritious food = a vibrant society OEFFA’s member-farmers work hard every day to practice good conservation on their land.  They plant cover crops to feed the soil and protect it from erosion.  They create buffers of grass, trees, and shrubs, that draw carbon from the atmosphere and protect our waterways and find creative ways to improve habitat for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.  Farmers are increasingly looking to expand their practices to include no- and reduced-tillage systems, rotational grazing, alley crops, and agroforestry.  All of these practices can help farmers produce food while also improving soil conditions…