Saturday, October 1, 2011

Soil & Water Conservation

I was working for the Nebraska Natural Resources at the time we helped put together this Seward Grange float for a parade in Goehner & Seward,NE. It is interesting to think back to the concern there was at that time for the amount of irrigation water being used as well as the amount of soil erosion that was occurring throughout the State. The soil erosion rates have been reduced considerably as the result of minimum till and no-till. The advent of low pressure center pivots and the tillage practices have also reduced the irrigation water consumption. Various federal, state and local programs have helped encourage these changes but most important has been the dedication of farmers. 

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