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CEAP survey shows conservation commitment


June 21, 2010
By Brownfield Ag News

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CEAP survey shows conservation commitment
Ag Secretary Vilsack says a survey in the Upper
Mississippi River Basin shows the commitment of farmers and ranchers to
conservation.

June 18, 2010 – Ag Secretary Vilsack says a survey in the Upper Mississippi River Basin shows the commitment of farmers and ranchers to conservation.

The Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) survey shows farmers have made major reductions of sediment (69 percent reduction), phosphorus (reduced by 49 percent) and nitrogen loss (18 percent) while reducing the “relatively small” pesticide risk to human health (by nearly 50 percent).

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