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Conservation Adoption Varies
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jan 11, 2016 09:51 AM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The use of conservation measures on the farm varies regionally, according to a new USDA survey of farmers. The survey also raises questions about what factors determine whether full adoption of conservation measures is possible.

In the latest Agricultural Resource Management Survey, a joint effort of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service and the Economic Research Service, farmers were asked in 2010 and 2011 to report the acreage of corn, soybean, wheat, and cotton where no-till/strip-till was used and the acreage of all cropland that had cover crops in the survey year.

USDA estimates no-till/strip-till was used on ...

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