Western Wisconsin Conservation Council: Makes water quality strides

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Reduced tillage, other practices reduce runoff by up to 70%
BALDWIN, Wis. — The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council is growing by leaps and bounds as it works to protect the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow river watersheds. Conservation practices like reduced tillage and the use of cover crops are on the rise along with the number of members stepping up to try new practices on their farms.

“There has been a great increase in members and in practices used over the last three years. This group is reducing negative impacts on surface waters and that is great,” Steve Richter, agricultural ...

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