Conservation on the farm

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When thinking of sustainable agriculture, we usually picture smaller, organic fruit and vegetable farms. However, more of Minnesota’s larger corn, soybean and cattle producers are adopting sustainable methods with programs like EQIPCRP and others. Growers are working with environmental groups and policymakers to expand conservation’s small share of the Food and Farm Bill set for renewal in Congress.

Northfield farmer Dave Legvold has experimented with no-till fields for years, which helps prevent excessive erosion.