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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ponds to stem farm runoff by GLRC Environment Report

The GLRC's Lester Graham reports:
Since the dust bowl days of the 1930s Depression, the government has been working with farmers to reduce erosion. Today, soil conservation is better. But fields still lose a lot of topsoil because not all farmers use the best conservation methods. Dirt is washed away by rain. That silt clogs up streams, rivers and lakes. But one region is trying to intercept the silt before it gets to the river system.
Read or listen to PAYING FOR PONDS TO STEM FARM RUNOFF by GLRC Environment Report
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# posted by Tami @ 9:29 AM
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