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Farmers' Legacy (Allen Burt, Farmer)

Farmers can be the first line of defense to protect water quality. Get Allen Burt's gameplan.

Some of the things we do...there are programs to put buffer strips and grass waterways along stream banks so that the soil doesn't move down into the river. There are tillage practices that limit the amount of tillage that is done. There are...you can build terraces, tiling...all those things that try to hold the soil where it's originally, where God originally put it, we treat it as a resource. not as a resource that we can just go out and pillage, I think every farmers goal would be to leave the farm better than it was when they received it. I feel that deep down in my heart that, not only for myself but for my farming peers, we feel that to leave it better than what we got

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