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In the past seven years farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have reduced nitrogen losses from their fields by 26 percent and phosphorus runoff by 46 percent, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Virginia has limited funding available for farmers interested in implementing conservation programs in 2013.
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Without the sale of tax credits from a conservation easement on his 180-acre farm in Augusta County, Wes Kent would never have been able to purchase an adjoining 118-acre farm. 
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When Virginia Farm Bureau Federation members gather for their annual convention Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, they will have an opportunity to learn how farmers can benefit from conservation easements.
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Farm and forestland owners who are interested in their conservation options can attend one of two upcoming conservation easement workshops.
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Nov. 2 that selected farmers in the state will be asked to participate in the 2011 National Resources Inventory’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project, or CEAP, survey.
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Virginia farmers in six soil and water conservation districts are being urged to participate in a pilot program to collect information about conservation practices they’ve implemented.
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Farmers are using high tunnels, also called "hoop houses," to conserve water, reduce pesticide use, extend growing seasons and expand crop options.
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Farmers are using high tunnels, also called "hoop houses," to conserve water, reduce pesticide use, extend growing seasons and expand crop options. 

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As Americans celebrate the environment 41 years after the first Earth Day, Virginia farmers are looking back and noting how far they’ve come in that same time period.
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The Virginia Office of Farmland Preservation will hold a conservation easement workshop for owners of working farms and forest properties from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 9 at the Virginia Horse Center.
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