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Contour Farming: One of the Simplest and Most Effective BMPs

In our quest to profit from the land and feed a hungry planet with annual crops such as corn and soybeans, we have abandoned one of the most powerful conservation practices known to science – contour farming. Used since ancient times to slow the flow … [Read More...]

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Bobby’s Free ebook: Selling Riparian Forest Buffers

How do we accelerate the planting of riparian forest buffers? All the states in the Chespaeake Bay watershed are falling behind their targets for excluding livestock from streams and planting riparian forest buffers. I've spent a lifetime "getting more on the ground" and I want to share how we made it happen in the … [Download page...]

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