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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Aug 27, 2013 02:20 PM CDT

USDA released a new report Tuesday that shows voluntary conservation efforts have reduced sediment and nutrients loss from farms in the Mississippi River basin.

The report released by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service this week shows conservation work, like controlling erosion and managing nutrients, has reduced the edge-of-field losses of sediment by 35%, nitrogen by 21% and phosphorous by 52%.

"Farmers and ranchers work hard to conserve the land and water, and today's report shows the tremendous impact they've had for the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement.

"We need to ...

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