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Conservation Partners
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 1, 2013 11:45 AM CDT

When Jeff Endres learned county officials had bought a 160-acre tract he used to farm for a possible wetlands project, it wasn’t the kind of news he wanted to hear.

“That was the last thing I wanted,” says Endres, 47, who had farmed the tract in Wisconsin’s Dane County for the last 16 years with his brothers. “We were brought up with that value of the soil, and I hate to see good land go to waste. It’s all important. This land is too valuable to be sitting idle.”

Endres entered into a pilot project with the Dane County Land ...

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