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Al Montna

Putting a Price on Rice Fields: a habitat ducks can’t live without

Valuing ecosystem services has been notoriously difficult for portions of the conservation community that believe putting a price tag on nature will enhance our decision-making about natural resource management. When facing a decision between, say, building a new highway with quantifiable economic benefit or protecting a wetland whose value is unknown, the highway is more […]

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Big win for small farms

Last month, many small farms were concerned that the regulations involved in the impending Food Safety Modernization Act might put them out of business. But, the FDA has responded to their concerns.

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Giacomini family

Giacomini family receives California conservation award

Sand County Foundation, Sustainable Conservation, and the California Farm Bureau Federation named the Giacomini family as the recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award in California.

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Stowell family

Stowell family receives statewide conservation award in Utah

Sand County Foundation, Utah Farm Bureau, Western AgCredit and the Utah Cattlemen’s Association presented H.A. Farms with the Leopold Conservation Award.

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Dick & Kim Cates

Leopold Conservation Award recipient announced in Wisconsin

Cates Family named the recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award, honoring Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship of natural resources.

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Young farmer holding grapes

Beginning farmers and ranchers face barriers within agriculture industry

Recent proposed legislation hopes to alleviate the barriers to entry faced by America’s young farmers and ranchers.

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